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  • Reel World

    published December 30, 1998

    Public Access Hereabouts, November has traditionally been independent filmmakers' time to enjoy the spotlight, thanks to the annual Film... More >>

  • Zoom Lens

    published December 16, 1998

    The Island on Bird Street The plucky Roxie Cinema presents the U.S. theatrical premiere of an enormously moving coming-of-age saga set amid... More >>

  • Reel World

    published December 16, 1998

    Special Advance Screening! Reel World hasn't got time for Top 10 lists and lengthy backward-looking, year-in-review entertainment features.... More >>

  • Reel World

    published December 2, 1998

    Happy Together It would be hard to find a more enthusiastic crowd than the nearly 700 rowdies who recently crammed SFSU's McKenna Theater... More >>

  • Reel World

    published November 18, 1998

    40 Karats Raise a glass to Film Quarterly, hitting the streets this month with its 40th anniversary issue. Founding Editor Ernest... More >>

  • Zoom Lens

    published November 4, 1998

    Film Arts Festival What gets less respect than short films? In a word, nothing. Yet nothing tops shorts for their purity of expression,... More >>

  • Reel World

    published October 28, 1998

    The Shuttered Room The Regency I on Van Ness will be the next single-screen San Francisco movie theater to fall, according to informed... More >>

  • Reel World

    published October 21, 1998

    Two Thousand Maniacs! It's some kind of travesty -- if not a tragedy -- when a visiting film legend is completely ignored in cinema-crazy... More >>

  • Zoom Lens

    published October 7, 1998

    Desert Clich on Film Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' film program, one of the most exciting in town since Joel Shepard moved over from the... More >>

  • Last Picture Shows

    published October 7, 1998

    The second week of the Mill Valley Film Festival, running through Sunday at various venues in that town and also at Larkspur's Lark Theater,... More >>

  • Festival Harvest

    published September 30, 1998

    Every autumn Mill Valley is transformed into a movie festival town that, while perhaps not on par with Cannes or Telluride, has at least some of... More >>

  • Reel World

    published September 23, 1998

    Trespass That on-again, off-again entertainment complex in the Western Addition -- starring an eight-screen AMC multiplex and a Blue Note... More >>

  • Reel World

    published September 9, 1998

    Man Bites Dog It's not uncommon for a distributor to pull a film in midrelease -- Miramax is legendary for jerking filmmakers, publicists,... More >>

  • Reel World

    published August 26, 1998

    One Night Stand Wesley Snipes' bodyguard is smaller than your humble correspondent, but he's a pillar of Zen calm, even as his employer... More >>

  • Reel World

    published August 5, 1998

    Shadows Make room on the fridge, film buffs, for another repertory calendar: On Aug. 28 Landmark Theaters' Lumiere earmarks the largest of... More >>

  • Oral Histories and Pulp Fictions

    published July 15, 1998

    To a degree far beyond any other festival on the famously crowded local calendar, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival has willfully and... More >>

  • Zoom Lens

    published June 24, 1998

    A Town Has Turned to Dust What happens when hard-boiled East Bay filmmaker Rob Nilsson (Heat and Sunlight, Chalk) meets long-departed... More >>

  • Reel World

    published June 17, 1998

    The Big House Anyone know what film is going to be showing at the new AMC 1000 Van Ness 14-plex movie house when it opens its doors on... More >>

  • Zoom Lens

    published June 3, 1998

    Classically Independent Film Festival We're speedily approaching the day when "independent film" joins "military intelligence" and... More >>

  • Reel World

    published May 6, 1998

    Party Girl We're far from the holiday gift-giving season, but movie freaks appreciate a great book any time. Julie Mackaman's Filmmaker's... More >>

  • Week 2 of the 41st S.F. International Film Festival

    published April 29, 1998

    Animated by Dr. Freud (Various) Jim Trainor's peculiar The Fetishist is clearly the centerpiece of this program of animation for grown-ups,... More >>

  • Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll. Korea.

    published April 22, 1998

    A few decades ago, a controversial Bay Area critic named Pauline Kael -- yes, the same wild original who went on to become Pauline Kael -- wrote... More >>

  • Reel World

    published April 15, 1998

    Money Talks "They were the last clean pair of pants in my closet," protested S.F. International Film Festival Artistic Director Peter... More >>

  • Reel World

    published April 1, 1998

    Let's Do It Again Arriving smack between the vulgar farce of Oscar Night and the first grenades of Action Summer, the San Francisco... More >>

  • Reel World

    published March 18, 1998

    The Wanderers Philip Kaufman is too professional and too polite to comment until contracts are signed and the deal's official. But his... More >>

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