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The Dawning of A Hard Day's Night

It's triply fitting that what Andrew Sarris called "The Citizen Kane of jukebox musicals" will play the San Francisco Film Festival. (Miramax will re-release the film this fall.) The director of A Hard Day's Night, Richard Lester, has said that…
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Jonathan Demme's First Talking Heads Interview

In February 1984, I went to Los Angeles partly to interview Jonathan Demme about the trouble he'd run into on Swing Shift, a dream project that, after star-dictated re-shoots, had turned into a nightmare. (Demme's own cut had been sublime,…
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Karen Morley: Still Sexy After All These Blacklisted Years

LOS ANGELES -- There's an irony at the center of The Unvanquished, the festival series "that honors filmmakers who have faced repression and censorship." The blacklisted honorees have been sharp, humorous individuals -- though at the time of their persecution…
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S.F. International Film Festival

The 42nd annual San Francisco International Film Festival runs over 15 days and presents over 100 movies. It's the biggest annual celebration of cinema in this city -- which is saying a lot, given that we seem to have a…
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No Score

20 Dates Directed by, written by, and starring Myles Berkowitz. Opens Friday, March 26, at the Lumiere. Self-serving confessionals are a mainstay of best-seller lists; now we're doomed to see their ilk on screen. 20 Dates is the not-so-verite story…
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Eastenders

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Written and directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, and P.H. Moriarty. At area theaters. Immodesty becomes Guy Ritchie, the British writer/director who makes a jovial debut on…
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The Full Lenny

Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth Written and directed by Robert B. Weide. Narrated by Robert De Niro. At the Roxie Theater, March 19 through April 1. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rarely recognizes documentaries about…
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Just When You Thought It Was Safe ...

The Deep End of the Ocean Directed by Ulu Grosbard. Written by Stephen Schiff, from Jacquelyn Mitchard's novel. Starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Treat Williams, and Whoopi Goldberg. Opens Friday, March 12, at the Alexandria and the Galaxy. The Deep End of…
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Coal Miner's Son

October Sky Directed by Joe Johnston. Written by Lewis Colick, from Rocket Boys: A Memoir by Homer H. Hickam Jr. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen, William Lee Scott, and Chad Lindberg. Opens Friday, Feb. 19, at…
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Man at the Top

The General Directed and written by John Boorman, from the book by Paul Williams. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Jon Voight, Adrian Dunbar, Sean McGinley, Maria Doyle Kennedy, and Angeline Ball. Opens Friday, Feb. 12, at the Embarcadero Center. Jimmy Cagney brought…
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Sermon on the Mount

Rushmore Directed by Wes Anderson. Written by Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson. Starring Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, and Olivia Williams. Opens Friday, Feb. 5, at the AMC1000 Van Ness and the Century Plaza. In the 1993 hit Groundhog Day, Bill…
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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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