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Calendar, Night&Day Don't Forget It, Jake

Don't Forget It, Jake

Before Wayne Wang was a famous director, he was an art-school punk who made Chan Is Missing, one of the scrappiest and greatest San Francisco films of all time. A screening of Chan would be a perfect partner for Bonnie…
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Calendar, Night&Day It's Pronounced "Sfee-Ahf"

It's Pronounced "Sfee-Ahf"

Local filmmaking hero Wayne Wang is in the official spotlight at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, just where he belongs. We left our hearts in his S.F. slice-of-Chinatown-life feature Chan Is Missing many years ago, but we're…
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Film, Pooch Kicks

Pooch Kicks

It's hard to know what to expect from Wayne Wang. The Hong Kong-raised director has made one gorgeous mood movie (Chinese Box) and two intelligent literary adaptations (Smoke and Anywhere But Here); he was also responsible, in his early days,…
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News, Feature Filmed on the Body

Filmed on the Body

Like life, good film festivals have a rather dull unifying force and lots of fascinating satellite themes. The 44th annual SFIFF is no different: Though its grand scheme purports to be international, its American films are among its best, and…
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Film, Reel World

Dim Sum

Wayne Wang breaks into laughter at the suggestion. "I am too nice a person to be making movies," the S.F.-based director readily admits. "I'm not a nasty person. I'm not a super-cynical person. I'm an observer more than anything else,…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

The New Age The indie film world is in a tizzy about digital video, but producer Ira Deutschman thinks it's a nonissue. "People are willing to accept any kind of image as long as it's consistent from scene to scene,"…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Hollywood Big Shot Who's Not George Lucas or Francis Ford Coppola

San Francisco's certainly got its fair share of Hollywood notables. But filmmaker and editor Ruby Yang has avoided the spotlight, even as her projects have become box office hits. Yang, who just relocated her offices to the film incubator in…
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Film,

Face-Off

In a kind of verbal pingpong, director Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club) and novelist Paul Auster (Leviathan) laugh and reminisce about Smoke and its high-jinks improvised postscript, Blue in the Face. Wang, a native of Hong Kong who lives…
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Into the Haze

The cigarette, whose fall from grace is nearly complete, finds sanctuary in Smoke, director Wayne Wang's intricate and edgy new film. People light up as if it were still the 1950s, whether they're eating, talking, fighting, or pondering, and the…
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Reel World

Magnificent Obsession Perhaps it's time, I humbly submit, for the Chronicle to update and redraw the 52-year-old Little Man. Instead of his position in a stiff-backed chair, show us the angle of his erection, since that's the measuring rod favored…
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