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    The "big house," midnight cityscapes, and sleazy hotels, yes -- but swamps? produce markets? LSD parties? Judging by the Roxie's exhaustive, 19-day festival, film noir is the most democratic of genres, placing its hapless heroes and molls with claws not…
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    Andre the Giant

    Andre de Toth, one of the festival's most colorful tributees, has led three Hollywood lives. He's notorious as the one-eyed director of the best 3-D movie (1953's House of Wax). But he's also the auteur behind cult films like None…
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    The S.F. International Film Fest, Week 2

    * Indicates films recommended by our reviewers. The Age of Possibilities (France, 1996) * Unsettled young Americans may find consolation in Pascale Ferran's amusing study of their French counterparts facing the agonies of fleeting love and underemployment, the uncertainty of…
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    Reel World

    Out of the Past The San Francisco International Film Festival announced its 40th anniversary edition at a Tuesday press conference. The lineup includes a generous boon to film buffs, a thoughtful nod to the festival's past, and a raspberry to…
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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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