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    Godardian Knot

    Pop quiz: How many of you Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman fans out there have seen even one Jean-Luc Godard film? Frankly, friends, that’s plain embarrassing. You can’t go around touting the brilliance of your heroes’ fragmented narratives, surrealist alienation,…
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    Second Time Around

    Band of Outsiders One of Jean-Luc Godard's most enjoyable films, Bande a Part (to use its French title) slipped out in 1964, a casual, throwaway work in between the more ambitious Contempt and Alphaville. While Godard -- the most aggressively…
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    Zoom Lens

    Up/Down/Fragile In the charming Up/Down/Fragile, made in 1994 but premiering here only now, Jacques Rivette, the quietest and least-known of the original French New Wave cineastes, advances smartly on his substantial earlier work. Now in his early 70s, Rivette is…
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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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