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    Culture, The Exhibitionist Castro Salutes Nicholas Ray, a Troubled Director Who Made Troubling Films

    Castro Salutes Nicholas Ray, a Troubled Director Who Made Troubling Films

    In the 1950s and early 1960s, Nicholas Ray directed big-budget Hollywood films that rarely had anything to do with the mainstream American cinema of the day. He held a position on the inside track of Hollywood for well over a…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Father’s Little Helper

    Father’s Little Helper

    For a self-described character actor, James Mason played a central role in an impressive number of great films — Odd Man Out, 5 Fingers, A Star Is Born, North by Northwest, Lolita. He was the epitome of dapper, cultured menace,…
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    Film, Reps Etc.

    Reps Etc.

    Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it"s always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We"re interested in your film or video event.…
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    Film, Reps Etc.

    Reps Etc.

    Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video event.…
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    Film, Reps Etc.

    Reps Etc.

    Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video…
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    Film, Reps Etc.

    Reps List

    Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. For additional Reps Etc. listings, go to sfweekly.com. We're interested in your film…
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    Second Time Around

    Three With Sterling Hayden Tall, battered, and wary, Sterling Hayden bestrode several of the 1950s' most interesting movies, sniffing suspiciously at the many B-movies he graced as the decade wore on and his star fell away. The adventurous Fine Arts…
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    Second Time Around

    Films by Nicholas Ray Nicholas Ray was the tormented genius of excessive 1950s cinema. His finest work might have come not in his celebrated color melodramas -- Johnny Guitar, Bigger Than Life, above all Rebel Without a Cause -- but…
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    Second Time Around

    On Dangerous Ground / In a Lonely Place Contemporary neo-noirs usually feature butter-soft young actors (John Cusack, Drew Barrymore) posing their way through film-school exercises in lighting and color, mouthing disillusionment. Real men and women, sinewy and with some mileage…
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    Second Time Around

    Gun Crazy/They Live by Night These two classic "love-on-the-run" crime thrillers have more in common than their near-identical release dates of November 1949 (They Live by Night) and January 1950 (Gun Crazy). (Night was actually shot in 1947, but its…
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    Second Time Around

    "Red Hollywood," con't. Joseph Losey is best known for his early '60s collaborations with Harold Pinter, The Servant and Accident -- films so distinctly "British" in tone that viewers unfamiliar with his earlier work in Hollywood have assumed Losey himself…
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    Reel World

    Author! Author! That underappreciated local resource, UC Press, has just released a flurry of enticing books for film buffs in search of reading fare for their Big Sur vacations or an escape from the shallows of summer flicks. Top of…
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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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