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  • The Year of Living Dangerously

    published December 24, 2002

    "Even the past isn't worth living in," Graham Parker sang in the late '70s, but I'll ignore his wise counsel just this once. The year 2002 started... More >>

  • The Chosen

    published December 18, 2002

    The S.F. Jewish Film Festival's new executive director, effective Jan. 1, is Seattle-based arts management consultant Don Adams. According to Dan... More >>

  • It Should Happen to You

    published December 11, 2002

    The Weather Underground, S.F. filmmaker Sam Green's study of the violent splinter group that bombed government buildings in an effort to... More >>

  • The Searchers

    published December 4, 2002

    "There's definitely a point at which someone my age says, "Am I serving any purpose by referring people back to the past?'" admits David Thomson,... More >>

  • Dont Look Back

    published November 27, 2002

    In a move that's riled the local film community, the S.F. International Film Festival has overhauled its competitive section, the Golden Gate... More >>

  • Deep Westurn

    published November 20, 2002

    Born in San Francisco to Swedish immigrants, Robert Nelson worked as a carpenter and taught high school before pursuing painting at the California... More >>

  • The Mirror Crack'd

    published November 13, 2002

    Devised from fragments of color and music, Lynn Marie Kirby's kinetic films reflect the splintered nature of urban living. Yet if Kirby's... More >>

  • Paint Your Wagon

    published November 13, 2002

    With movies like Coming to Light, Regret to Inform, and Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse to his credit, Todd... More >>

  • Out of Sight

    published November 6, 2002

    The Lumiere may close for its promised seismic retrofitting and other improvements (Reel World, July 17) as soon as Thursday, Nov. 14, after the... More >>

  • Jackie Brown

    published October 30, 2002

    "My whole comedic life started in San Francisco," says actor Aisha Tyler, recalling her first open mike at the old Holy City Zoo. Straight out of... More >>

  • The Miracle Worker

    published October 23, 2002

    Back on March 20, we reported that Gorilla Sports had abandoned its proposal to expand its sweatbox Shangri-La into the Presidio Theater space.... More >>

  • Scream

    published October 16, 2002

    "The writer of a horror film generally has much more fun than the director, cast, and crew," S.F. screenwriter Ehren Kruger reveals in an e-mail... More >>

  • Waiting for Guffman

    published October 9, 2002

    Cherish director Finn Taylor is gearing up to shoot his third feature in the East Bay early next year. An ensemble comedy about community... More >>

  • Zoom Lens

    published October 2, 2002

    The chic riffraff sipping merlot in Ralph Lauren corduroys are an essential part of the Mill Valley Film Festival ambience. Then again, so are... More >>

  • Fun Down There

    published October 2, 2002

    Indie filmmaker Todd Wilson's gay romantic comedy, Under One Roof, boasts an abundance of male frontal nudity. But unlike studio pictures... More >>

  • The A-Clip A-List

    published September 25, 2002

    A Merry War A German named Klaus Weber, dismayed by the frenzied redevelopment of Berlin that altered his city's character in the mid-'90s,... More >>

  • The Midnight Story

    published September 18, 2002

    One of the reigning authorities in film noir, waggish Alameda historian and novelist Eddie Muller, is plotting a major retrospective with Castro... More >>

  • One Man's Trash

    published September 11, 2002

    Reefer Madness "I've read so many film books, and every one of those books has [just] two to five pages of stuff that was worth reading,"... More >>

  • A Woman's Touch

    published September 4, 2002

    A women's film festival is no longer a radical concept, at least not outside Riyadh, Saudi Arabia -- or Hollywood. Female filmmakers have likewise... More >>

  • Requiem for a Dream

    published September 4, 2002

    UC Santa Cruz grad Eric Johnson's gritty, stylized debut feature, which begins filming here tomorrow, is the latest indie to plumb San Francisco's... More >>

  • The Return of Martin Guerre

    published August 28, 2002

    Berkeley's beloved Fine Arts Cinema, shuttered since June 30 and slated for demolition (followed by resurrection in 2004 at the same location in a... More >>

  • Payday

    published August 21, 2002

    Rivers and Tides is a sublime study of the artist Andy Goldsworthy, but it has served an equally worthy purpose as a life preserver for the... More >>

  • El Norte

    published August 14, 2002

    While you're waiting for that one perfect summer day to strip down and hang out at Baker Beach, the fall film festivals are sweating over their... More >>

  • In & Out

    published August 7, 2002

    In a controversial and highly unusual turn of events, HBO yanked its commitment midway through production of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's... More >>

  • Tongues Untied

    published July 31, 2002

    The main distribution outlet for documentaries is television, but there are a couple of cities in America -- notably New York and San Francisco --... More >>

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