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On Dislocation Rootlessness rules the 38th S.F. International Film Festival April 26, 1995

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Death and Transfiguration

Simple faith clashes with complex reality in Dead Man Walking, the second directorial outing of actor Tim Robbins. A naive, bighearted Catholic nun befriends a Louisiana death-row inmate who says he didn't pull the trigger during a brutal crime that…
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Delusion = Death

As a gangster's double cross disintegrates before his eyes, his victorious adversary in Shanghai Triad asks another of the film's principals, "Now do you see?" This last character is one of several in Chinese director Zhang Yimou's seventh picture (his…
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Underground Cinema

In these days of corporate cinema ownership, it's not often one finds the proprietors greeting patrons at the door, offering them a free soda, and shaking their hands on the way out. Or putting on a performance after the main…
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Pop Porn

"I was a late bloomer sexually." "I'm a TV-victim child who watched six to eight hours a day -- every sitcom of the '60s." "My idols are Andy Warhol and gay pornographers like Jack DeVeau and Bob Alvarez." "Although they…
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Hair Ball

Somewhere in the middle of Wigstock: The Movie, I stopped taking notes and gave in to the silliness of it all. Fretting about accurate descriptions of loopy outfits and getting bitchy quotes down precisely seemed antithetical to the experience director…
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Brief Encounters

A recent right-wing fund-raising appeal warned of a monolithic "gay lobby" pursuing a "coordinated gay agenda" to destroy American values. What a joke. If one impression emerges from the entries in the 19th San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film…
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On Dislocation

A former servant finds herself caught between two lives when her father's death draws her back to the Tunisian palace she fled as a young girl. A twentysomething Parisian woman craves love but looks only where it can't be found.…
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Yin and Yang

The nannies who raised them gave Jyll Johnstone and Barbara Ettinger more than a title for their amiable, very personal documentary, Martha & Ethel. German-born Martha Kneifel dispensed much discipline but showed little affection toward Johnstone and her siblings. African…
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Blood simple

Three yuppies from Glasgow -- journalist Alex (Ewan McGregor), accountant David (Chris Eccleston) and physician Juliet (Kerry Fox) -- take on a fourth flatmate, who overdoses on drugs the night he moves in. Under his bed, a suitcase brims with…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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