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  • Reel World

    published July 14, 1999

    Alphaville When Camera Obscura -- the unpredictable San Francisco filmmaker, not the threatened Ocean Beach landmark -- began work a decade... More >>

  • Reel World

    published July 7, 1999

    Raise the Red Lantern "Quality movies at a reasonable price." That's Kem Kwong's quaint turn-of-the-millennium motto for the World Theater,... More >>

  • Reel World

    published June 30, 1999

    Flubber After scant weeks on the job, S.F. Film and Video Arts Commission Executive Director P.J. Johnston (Reel World, April 28) has taken... More >>

  • Reel World

    published June 23, 1999

    Public Access The lethargic giant of local television is finally emerging from hibernation, praise Jah. That would be KQED, one of the... More >>

  • Reel World

    published June 16, 1999

    Four in the Afternoon Everybody loves short films, yet "shorts are treated as the bastards of the film world -- there's a total hierarchy,"... More >>

  • Reel World

    published June 9, 1999

    Red Asphalt "We made a real effort to show the thrill," says Jeffrey Friedman, "but also the risk." Classic understatement, that,... More >>

  • Reel World

    published June 2, 1999

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being After months of dillydallying by Fox Searchlight, the art-house division of 20th Century Fox, and... More >>

  • Reel World

    published May 26, 1999

    Cruising Am I the only one in town who's not stupid with delirium about the imminent opening of the upscale gigantiplex and shopping mall... More >>

  • Reel World

    published May 19, 1999

    Octopussy Stanford Ph.D. candidate Celine Salazar Parrenas is one academic who's not afraid to use the word "fucking" in a sentence. She... More >>

  • Reel World

    published May 12, 1999

    The Electric Horseman A phalanx of TV cameramen and newspaper photographers paced the comfy Clift Hotel conference room awaiting the... More >>

  • Reel World

    published May 5, 1999

    The Exterminating Angel Sure, the French pull it off, but politics and culture are generally best kept far apart. Consider Willie Brown's... More >>

  • And Now, On With the Show: SFIFF Week 2

    published April 28, 1999

    American Cuisine (France, 1998) In this gentle farce in which sexual love is a poor cousin to the passion aroused by good food, U.S. Navy... More >>

  • Reel World

    published April 28, 1999

    The Fan Update your Rolodexes, location scouts and independent filmmakers: P.J. Johnston is the new executive director of the San Francisco... More >>

  • S.F. International Film Festival

    published April 21, 1999

    The 42nd annual San Francisco International Film Festival runs over 15 days and presents over 100 movies. It's the biggest annual celebration of... More >>

  • Reel World

    published April 21, 1999

    Thy Kingdom Come ... Thy Will Be Done "I write you today," Donald Wildmon of the American Family Association begins, "because a... More >>

  • Reel World

    published April 14, 1999

    Another Day in Paradise Worn down by the endless frustrations of getting films funded and shown, Academy Award winner Steven Okazaki... More >>

  • Reel World

    published April 7, 1999

    O Lucky Man! Simon Overton has an impossible dream. The 59-year-old English expat and former projectionist wants to turn the shuttered... More >>

  • Reel World

    published March 31, 1999

    Remembrance of Things Fast Turbulent Arts, the upstart San Francisco distributor of John Greyson's Lilies and other deliciously edgy fare,... More >>

  • Reel World

    published March 24, 1999

    A Better Tomorrow Congratulations to Film Comment and Bay Guardian contributor Chuck Stephens on his recent induction into the National... More >>

  • Reel World

    published March 10, 1999

    Deep Crimson Reel World's tireless one-man campaign on behalf of overlooked auteur Russ Meyer must wait another year, as the San Francisco... More >>

  • Reel World

    published March 3, 1999

    Gadjo Dilo Sometimes the biggest hurdle for a documentary filmmaker is gaining the subject's trust. It's paramount, obvious-ly, since a... More >>

  • Reel World

    published February 24, 1999

    Flaming Creatures According to gender-fuck authority John Waters, the Cockettes were "hippie acid-freak drag queens." Waters is being... More >>

  • Reel World

    published February 17, 1999

    Cosmic Ray Glenn McKay's trippy light projections, wed to the subversive rants of Jefferson Airplane, create an instant time warp in a... More >>

  • Reel World

    published February 10, 1999

    Fantastic Voyage Decked out with virtual sets and Y3K software, and with the author of the first computer language as its subject, Lynn... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published February 3, 1999

    Unalloyed Intensity If Sergei Eisenstein were alive today, Marcus Nispel, Michael Bay, and every other hotshot headcase director of TV... More >>

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