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2002 Stories by Michael Fox

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  • Half the Kingdom

    published July 24, 2002

    Half the Kingdom When the 22nd S.F. Jewish Film Festival kicks off tomorrow night (see Night & Day), longtime director Janis Plotkin will... More >>

  • The Narrow Margin

    published July 17, 2002

    It's too early for Landmark Theatres to say exactly when and for how long, but sometime after Oct. 1 the Lumiere will close for earthquake... More >>

  • Lust for Life

    published July 10, 2002

    As career shifts go, Aparna Malladi's is pretty radical: She quit her job as a scientist at a South Bay biotech company, shelving her master's... More >>

  • Independence Day

    published July 3, 2002

    Imagine this: You write a successful novel, and soon thereafter some Hollywood types show up with an enticing offer. Even better, the people in... More >>

  • It Should Happen to You

    published June 26, 2002

    Once upon a time, writers wrote and directors directed. Then Preston Sturges and Billy Wilder breached the barricades, and the writer/ director... More >>

  • Satin Steel

    published June 19, 2002

    Quentin Tarantino arrived at the bar in Beijing around 11 p.m., following an intense conversation with David Carradine. Deep in pre-production on... More >>

  • American Dream

    published June 12, 2002

    If anybody's got more going on than Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (The Celluloid Closet), I'd like to meet him. For starters, they spent... More >>

  • Hail the Conquering Hero

    published June 5, 2002

    Hail the Conquering Hero "What I love about film," writer/director Finn Taylor declares, "is this: We all lead private lives of fantasy. I... More >>

  • Rising Sun

    published May 29, 2002

    Rising Sun Philip Kaufman (Quills) is rapidly revving up to direct Ashley Judd in Blackout this summer in San Francisco. He's... More >>

  • Paris Is Burning

    published May 22, 2002

    Paris Is Burning The upcoming S.F. International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival has added even more cachet to its documentary lineup with a... More >>

  • Sister Act

    published May 8, 2002

    Sister Act Erin Eckles, a marketing writer for a Redwood City software company, will be taking a few vacation days next month: Her... More >>

  • Manhattan

    published May 1, 2002

    Manhattan At 66, Woody Allen is a slight fellow, a little hard of hearing and a tad frail. But he's still imposing when he fixes you with... More >>

  • Touch of Evil

    published April 24, 2002

    House of Angels The Ninth Street Media Arts Consortium is just three months away from moving into its new digs on Ninth between Mission and... More >>

  • The Importance of Being Earnest

    published April 17, 2002

    The Importance of Being Earnest Today's DIY inspiration: 14-year-old Maraya Massin-Lezey, a San Francisco student, and her New York-based... More >>

  • Provoking an Appetite

    published April 17, 2002

    "Some animals don't elicit any pity when they're eaten because, in fact, they want to be eaten," the late Pier Paolo Pasolini quotes Italian poet... More >>

  • Pull My Daisy

    published April 10, 2002

    Pull My Daisy The red and green tiki lights signaling the entrance to the venerable Bannam Place Theater on Telegraph Hill are... More >>

  • The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

    published April 3, 2002

    The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz "The history of film collectives is full of people at each other's throats by the end of it," filmmaker... More >>

  • Fright Night

    published March 27, 2002

    It's easy for moviemakers to spook teenagers already unnerved by puberty and the specter of impending adulthood. Scaring grown-ups is a whole... More >>

  • Amores Perros

    published March 27, 2002

    Amores Perros The postman rang twice for Mexican filmmaker Carlos Bolado, and the second time was bad news. "The same week I received the... More >>

  • Other People's Money

    published March 20, 2002

    Other People's Money In a surprising reversal, Gorilla Sports withdrew its Planning Commission application to expand its health club at... More >>

  • Decodings

    published March 13, 2002

    Decodings In 1997, local experimental filmmaker David Sherman got married at a pagan church and retreat in Geyserville called Isis Oasis.... More >>

  • Land Without Bread

    published March 6, 2002

    Land Without Bread He's a poet, a puppeteer, and a provocateur. Fernando Birri, a venerated Argentine documentary and experimental... More >>

  • Word Is Out

    published February 27, 2002

    Word Is Out The envelope, please: The winners of the S.F. International Film Festival's esteemed Golden Gate Award for Bay Area Documentary... More >>

  • Grand Illusion

    published February 20, 2002

    Grand Illusion In early October, local filmmakers Jay Rosenblatt and Caveh Zahedi put out a call to 100 peers for short pieces inspired by... More >>

  • Tongues Untied

    published February 13, 2002

    Tongues Untied "Ralph Ellison never allowed Invisible Man to be made into a movie, a play, or an opera, although he got appealing... More >>

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