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Calendar, Night&Day Film Buff Enough

Film Buff Enough

The United Film Festival has been screening "exceptional independent films" for 12 years. It's developed a pretty good eye — this year's festival doesn't have a particular theme, beyond exceptional. But there is plenty of that, especially among the…
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News, The Snitch Google Maps Says It's Not to Blame for Pedestrian Hit by Car

Google Maps Says It's Not to Blame for Pedestrian Hit by Car

Google the phrase "common sense"​If Google maps led you off a cliff, would you jump?Well, if you did make the plunge and got hurt in the process, the Bay Area media giant claims it wouldn't be at fault. Google is…
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Music, Deadiquette: Common Deadhead courtesies demystified

Deadiquette: Common Deadhead courtesies demystified

With the surviving members of the Grateful Dead reuniting for their first tour in six years, Deadheads have been whipped into a frenzy. It's been a long time since they've seen one another. Will they be able to shake off…
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Film, The Kids Are Not Alright

The Kids Are Not Alright

PARK CITY, Utah -- We all know about the cathartic power of blues music, but until the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, who knew that it could serve as a cure-all for everything from nymphomania to childhood sexual abuse? In Hustle…
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Film, The Sundance Kids

The Sundance Kids

One morning, Gary Walkow was suddenly transformed into a successful Hollywood filmmaker. Gone were the hat-in-hand searches for financing, the deferred salaries, the long shooting days with undermanned crews, and the months upon years spent touring the festival circuit while…
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Film, Dog Fancy

Dog Fancy

When it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, Bobcat Goldthwait's Stay, now rebranded as Sleeping Dogs Lie for some inexplicable reason, was the talk of Park City, Utah, before anyone had even seen the movie. Based on pre-screening…
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Film, Reel World

A Lion in Winter

A Lion in Winter Three years ago, the brand-new S.F. Independent Film Festival staked out a slot in early January, laying claim to the honorific title of First Bay Area Film Festival of the New Year. But when Sundance 2002…
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