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  • Sunshine Superman

    Through archival footage and modern re-creations, Marah Strauch's documentary Sunshine Superman paints a portrait of Carl Boenish, inventor of the sport of falling off very tall things and not dying (also known as BASE jumping). Boenish, a nerdy cinematographer who loved filming himself More >>
  • Aloft

    Set in the Arctic, Claudia Llosa's film seems keen on remoteness, lack of warmth, and perpetual dusk. Jennifer Connelly plays a pig farmer and single mother of two boys: the older an aspiring falconer, the younger a stoic sufferer of More >>
  • The Connection

    Because in French, they don't need to call it "The French Connection." The fact-based tale of cops versus smack smugglers in 1970s Marseille may be familiar from a certain celebrated American film, but this take, made with gusto by director More >>
  • San Francisco Green Film Festival (5/28-6/3)

    Good old humanity: that rare species with the capacity to destroy its own natural habitat, and every other known species' habitat, and maybe some unknown species' habitats too, while we're at it. In spite of it all, at least a More >>
  • San Francisco Silent Film Festival (5/28-6/1)

    The Silent Film Festival hits the Castro for its 20th year with a typically excellent slew of voice-free moving images. Among the highlights is F. W. Murnau's 1924 The Last Laugh, starring Emil Jannings and his can't-stop-won't-stop muttonchops as the proud hotel More >>

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