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    Reel World

    Another Day in ParadiseThe Pacific Film Archive can be a schlep for San Franciscans, to put it mildly. So one of the most heartening developments for S.F. residents in 1999 was the "importation" of the PFA's Max Ophuls series by…
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    Range Rovers

    Westerns lack the cultural cachet of film noir or even racy pre-Code movies, but the genre has shown surprising resiliency under the multiple assaults of camp, feminism, and spaghetti westerns, as demonstrated in Yerba Buena's well-titled "Strange on the Range."…
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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

    Out of the Past Jacques Tourneur's justly celebrated film noir of 1947 set the mold for all of Robert Mitchum's subsequent career -- the turtle-eyed refugee passively hiding out in his gas station until an old double-cross catches up with…
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    Maya Angelou Miss Calypso (Scamp) Robert Mitchum Calypso Is -- Like So ... (Scamp) Proud race man that he was, Harry Belafonte certainly intended nothing of the kind, but it's hard not to think of the late-1950s calypso craze as…
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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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