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Time to kill "Before the Rain" bears witness to the cost of civil war; "Federal Hill" stumbles on the wrong side of the tracks March 08, 1995

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Dark Sun

The 11th annual rite of passage for every local film/videomaker -- aka the Film Arts Festival -- arrives in S.F. Wednesday, Nov. 1, with Berkeley-based independent filmmaker Paul Budnitz's 93 Million Miles From the Sun (Castro Theater, 7:30 p.m.). Shot…
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Genre-Bender

The scene looks typical enough. A tough cop, U.S. Customs Agent David Kujan (Chazz Palminteri), stands in a cluttered office, glaring down at a suspect (Kevin Spacey) whom he has been grilling regarding a blown-up ship in San Pedro Harbor…
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Tears R Us

The Cure tracks the misadventures of Erik (Brad Renfro) and Dexter (Joseph Mazzello), two likable kids who just happen to be conducting their own research into finding a cure for a fatal disease. Set against a fictitious small town ruled…
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Revolution Run Amok

Unseen for 30 years, Soviet film director Mikhail Kalatozov's I Am Cuba surfaced to stun and delight a sold-out audience at the 1993 San Francisco International Film Festival. The print of this curious Cold War artifact had no English subtitles…
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Time to kill

Writer/director Milcho Manchevski insists his captivating first feature is a work of fiction. But striking similarities link the bloody Macedonian ethnic conflict depicted in Before the Rain to bloodshed in the Bosnian war. In fact, the transplanted Macedonian filmmaker (who…
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Use your (dis)illusion

While it opens with a beautiful period tale (Kayo Hatta's Picture Bride) and closes with a culture-clash dramatic comedy (Mina Shum's Double Happiness), it's in between that the sparks really fly at the S.F. International Asian American Film Festival. Fueled…
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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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