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2001 Stories by Michael Fox

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  • Keeper of the Flame

    published December 26, 2001

    To paraphrase Marlene Dietrich in Touch of Evil, what can you say about a year? While Bay Area filmmakers enjoyed uncommon success on a... More >>

  • The Majestic

    published December 19, 2001

    The Majestic Correction, Col. Kilgore: I love the smell of fresh paint in the morning. It smells like victory -- over decay, over entropy,... More >>

  • Reel World

    published December 12, 2001

    Traffic With his first feature (Fall and Spring) making the festival rounds, SoCal native Steve Sobel moved to San Francisco in the... More >>

  • Reel World

    published December 5, 2001

    Stairway to Heaven If you listen to the mainstream media, getting into the Sundance Film Festival is akin to winning the lottery. In fact,... More >>

  • Reel World

    published November 28, 2001

    Umbrella Man Working in every conceivable format, experimental filmmaker Scott Stark has produced an average of three pieces a year since... More >>

  • Reel World

    published November 21, 2001

    Two Weeks in Another Town The post-9/11 plunge in tourism, should it continue much beyond the first of the year, could bite local media... More >>

  • Reel World

    published November 14, 2001

    A Christmas Story Here's a match made in heaven: The Coen brothers have tapped Terry Zwigoff to direct a dark comedy for their production... More >>

  • Underground Voices

    published November 7, 2001

    Northern California's independent filmmakers, even more than its organic farmers, think globally and act locally. Ambitious but cash-strapped,... More >>

  • Reel World

    published November 7, 2001

    Inserts Ted Bonnitt's charmingly salacious movie, Mau Mau Sex Sex, was originally slated to premiere at the Roxie in the summer of... More >>

  • Reel World

    published October 31, 2001

    Space Cowboys Cory McAbee was quite familiar to habitués of the SOMA club scene in the early '90s. When he wasn't fronting the... More >>

  • Reel World

    published October 24, 2001

    What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? "We are writing to you because we, as independent filmmakers, find ourselves feeling an emotional need... More >>

  • Reel World

    published October 17, 2001

    Honeymoon in Vegas If you find yourself at the Stardust Hotel pool in Las Vegas next week, near the original (east) tower built in 1958,... More >>

  • Reel World

    published October 10, 2001

    Cadillac Desert "For a lot of people, viewing this film is like being held under water," Jon Else remarks wryly about Open Outcry,... More >>

  • Reel World

    published October 3, 2001

    I Am a Camera Back in 1999, Caveh Zahedi took the idea of a video diary to extremes: He filmed one minute of his life every day for a year.... More >>

  • Paranoid Prophecies

    published September 26, 2001

    Fritz Lang's timing, as always, is impeccable. As the world trembles with a trepidation not approached since the Cuban Missile Crisis, the late... More >>

  • Reel World

    published September 26, 2001

    The Sorrow and the Pity With the recent departure of Doug Jones, every one of the programmers who assembled the 2001 S.F. International... More >>

  • Reel World

    published September 19, 2001

    The Day After Following the Sept. 11 terror attack, executive director and curator Khalil Benkirane canceled last weekend's lineup of... More >>

  • Reel World

    published September 12, 2001

    Tell the Truth and Run The parade of job changes in the local filmmaking community continues apace. Tamara Gould takes over the executive... More >>

  • Reel World

    published September 5, 2001

    Jump Tomorrow Come Oct. 15, Oakland will have its own Black Cinema Cafe. The monthly, free, invitation-only event for black professionals... More >>

  • Reel World

    published August 29, 2001

    American Hot Wax It's either a terrific insight or a banal cliché that movie stars want to be rock stars and rockers want to be... More >>

  • Reel World

    published August 15, 2001

    And Then There Were None It's official: Rachel Rosen is leaving the S.F. International Film Festival after 10 years to become the... More >>

  • Fantasia

    published August 8, 2001

    "How much are people going to pay for your animation?" muses financial analyst Stuart Lerner of Mondo Media, the S.F. online entertainment... More >>

  • Reel World

    published August 1, 2001

    Starship Troopers As a child actor in New York (he played Mr. Whipple's stock boy) whose dad did a lot of animation for Sesame... More >>

  • DV Dynamite

    published July 25, 2001

    If there truly is a just God, the great gift of digital video will turn out to be his subversive potential. With only the mildest of financial... More >>

  • Reel World

    published July 25, 2001

    Crimes and Misdemeanors Nick Katsapetses (Get Over It, The Joys of Smoking) isn't one of those Wunderkind filmmakers... More >>

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