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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sleeping Sickness, Aunt Charlie's, and Dennis Hopper: Three Unmissable Films

Sleeping Sickness, Aunt Charlie's, and Dennis Hopper: Three Unmissable Films

Even though Noir City is over, there are plenty of film festivals to keep San Francisco cinephiles satiated through the rest of the rainy season. But apart from that, a number of stand-alone films (some of them with a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Our Streetlight Imaginations

Our Streetlight Imaginations

Lawrence Ferlinghetti was a pioneer in the business of bookselling (City Lights was the nation's first all-paperback retailer), and he turned the literary world on its head by publishing the likes of Kerouac, Ginsberg, Cassady, Burroughs, Bukowski, and himself among…
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Music, All Shook Down Saturday Night: Henry Rollins, Now 50, Imparts Punk-Rock Wisdom at the Independent

Saturday Night: Henry Rollins, Now 50, Imparts Punk-Rock Wisdom at the Independent

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Calendar, Night&Day As You've Never Seen Him

As You've Never Seen Him

People don't think of Dennis Hopper as a sex symbol -- because they haven't seen this movie. Night Tide is an awkward supernatural Beatnik love story, starring Hopper and Linda Lawson, who nearly upstages even his twenty-nothing beauty. The screening…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hopped Up

Hopped Up

In his early TV and screen roles, Dennis Hopper displayed some of the intensity, impatience, and rebelliousness that made James Dean and Marlon Brando icons of a new youth culture. He didn’t match their success, however, until he tapped into…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Ferlinghetti</i>


Whether this will stand as the definitive documentary profile of the definitive local poet, publisher, provocateur and City Lights co-founder is for history to judge. In the here and now, it’s certainly a must-see. Dave Eggers, Dennis Hopper, Allen Ginsberg,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Grand Teutonics

Grand Teutonics

The current blitz of American and British movies with Nazi themes confirms one thing: Nobody in the world understands fascism like German filmmakers. In Dennis Gansel’s perceptive and unsettling The Wave, a group of peer-pressured high school students take their…
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Calendar, Night&Day Do Not Attempt Sober

Do Not Attempt Sober

To celebrate its love for acetate, the Film on Film Foundation presents two movies which may be respected in retrospect, on copious amounts of LSD. The Last Movie won the Critic's Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 1971, and…
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News, Feature Artjournalism


Dennis Hopper, the movie star, tells me emphatically that Bruce Conner is one of the best artists in America, period. He says Conner's experimental films were a major influence on the editing of the '60s motorcycle movie classic, Easy Rider.…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night + Day

Wednesday April 1 Concerted Eckert "Twilight before sun-up in the Bible Belt. I'm thumbing a ride on the highway with a sign that says West. Not two hours after my girlfriend rolled over in bed and called me the wrong…
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Two top San Francisco Examiner editors have left the paper for a new media venture -- a magazine for the Web. David Talbot, assistant managing editor for arts and entertainment, and Foreign/National Editor Andrew Ross aren't talking about their new…
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Reel World

I Know Where I'm Going! If not for the retrospectives -- Pasolini, Kubrick, Fellini, Bergman, Suzuki, Gaumont, Renoir, film noir -- that regularly roll through the Castro, Pacific Film Archive and Roxie -- it would be slim pickings indeed for…
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