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    We Used to Be in Pictures

    Debbie Brubaker, a line producer for film and video, has worked in the Bay Area's film production industry for the last 15 years, but this has been a tough year for her: In 1998 she worked on three feature films.…
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    Double Takes

    The ambitious 364-piece exhibit "Degas to Picasso: Painters, Sculptors, and the Camera" assesses the impact of photography on the work of late-19th-century European artists, ranging from Picasso, Munch, and Gauguin to Franz von Stuck, Alphonse Mucha, Moreau, and Brancusi. Although…
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    Her Brilliant Career

    Australian director Gillian Armstrong was making films with independent, tough-minded female leads before the "scarcity of women directors" became a subject for festival seminars. In the mid-'70s, Armstrong was a select member of the inaugural class at the National Film…
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    Wired for Sound

    Wired for SoundSound designers lament that, often, sound in a film is an afterthought. As a result, those who practice the craft of sound design find themselves in the shadow of those showy visual-effects guys, who get all the press…
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    Zoom Lens

    Ann Arbor in San Rafael The Ann Arbor Film Festival, the oldest experimental film fest in the country, is committed to film as an art form -- a quaint notion in this summer of Lucas. Its tour, which features 18…
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    Truffaut Retrospective In the freeze frame that ends The 400 Blows, Antoine Doinel, a rebellious, unwanted kid, has just escaped from a reformatory and run to the edge of the sea. That final image captures the face of a child…
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    And Now, On With the Show: SFIFF Week 2

    American Cuisine (France, 1998) In this gentle farce in which sexual love is a poor cousin to the passion aroused by good food, U.S. Navy chef Loren (Jason Lee) is dismissed from his post after being deemed incapable of "making…
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    New France

    One of the best-represented nations at this year's festival is France. The 30 French films on the roster include three from the masters of French cinema -- Alain Resnais, Erich Rohmer, and Claude Chabrol -- as well as a vital…
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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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    Universal Hitchcock In celebration of the centenary of Alfred Hitchcock's birth, Universal is presenting 13 of his films, though the studio is waiting until Aug. 13, Hitchcock's birthday, to unveil its fully restored version of Rear Window. The erotically charged…
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    Berlin & Beyond Now in its fourth year, the Berlin & Beyond Festival has grown steadily in popularity since its inception. The 20 films in this year's program, curated by Ingrid Eggers, program director for the Goethe-Institut, and Anita Monga,…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    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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