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  • Disposable Film Festival Starts Thursday

    published Mar 23, 2011

    A guiding principle of art, at least for those without a patron or trust fund, is work with what you've got. Cavemen and women used natural pigments and, well, cave walls, while modern primitives avai... More >>

  • Byte-size Video

    published March 23, 2011

    A guiding principle of art, at least for those without a patron or trust fund, is work with what you’ve got. Cavemen and women used natural... More >>

  • Mutiny Ahoy!

    published March 16, 2011

    The 70-year history of the USSR is slowly disappearing, yet the convulsive Russian Revolution remains as vivid as ever. So raise a cheer,... More >>

  • Asia Rocks

    published March 9, 2011

    The coveted and elusive population of hip young moviegoers always mobs the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Maybe... More >>

  • San Francisco Green Film Festival Offers Laughs, Entertainment -- and Stark Reality

    published Mar 01, 2011

    Here's a clue that the startup San Francisco Green Film Festival isn't another feelgood hugfest sprouted by evangelical vegans: Rachel Caplan's business card identifies her as "CEO/Founder" of the fes... More >>

  • Academy Awards, You Lie: Seven Movies that Expose the Real Hollywood
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    Academy Awards, You Lie: Seven Movies that Expose the Real Hollywood

    published Feb 25, 2011

    The central myth propagated by the annual Academy Awards telecast is that Hollywood is one big happy family of mutually supportive artists in thrall to the sacred muse of inspiration. (We'll pause for... More >>

  • Be Kind, Rewind

    published February 23, 2011

    Regard with respect the breakthrough technology that was VHS, you overindulged child of the digital age. The home-video revolution of the... More >>

  • Act Naturally

    published February 16, 2011

    Seeing that it's Oscar season, motion picture — and moving-body — art beckons. And frankly, we’d find a contemporary refraction and... More >>

  • Idol Worship

    published February 16, 2011

    The bellowing pomp-and-dime-store pageantry of Super Bowl Sunday may provide the truest glimpse of America’s soul, but we prefer the... More >>

  • Anatomy of an Epidemic

    published February 16, 2011

    David Weissman steps into the delicate breach where journalism gives way to history. In the profoundly personal We Were Here he... More >>

  • 100 Profiles: Craig Baldwin Rages Against the Multiplex Machine

    published Feb 10, 2011

    ‚Äč100 ProfilesSF Weekly interviews 100 people in San Francisco arts and culture.No. 99: Craig BaldwinForget about Sumatran coffee blends, lab-concocted energy drinks or full-bore action flicks. If yo... More >>

  • IndieFest Features 'Dogumentary'

    published Feb 07, 2011

    We San Franciscans are lucky when it comes to film. To offset the 100-screen multiplexes in shopping malls throughout the region that show whatever big-budget star vehicles Hollywood sends their way, ... More >>

  • Five Sports-Themed Movies to Counteract the Super Bowl
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    Five Sports-Themed Movies to Counteract the Super Bowl

    published Feb 04, 2011

    Are you appalled by the prospect of turning your brain off for five hours during the national holiday that is Super Bowl Sunday? Do you dread making small talk between commercials with equally benumbe... More >>

  • British Island Accents

    published January 26, 2011

    The emotional gut-punch of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s most haunting movies, The Red Shoes and Black Narcissus,... More >>

  • George, Ever Curious

    published January 26, 2011

    George Kuchar’s most admirable trait is his refusal to live in the past. An underground movie pioneer in New York in the 1950s and ‘60s... More >>

  • Hi-Res Hi-Fi

    published January 12, 2011

    Let’s Get Lost, Bruce Weber’s wrenchingly intimate 1987 portrait of jazzman Chet Baker, is the high-water mark for marriages of... More >>

  • Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing

    published January 12, 2011

    Barbara Stanwyck displayed a youthful enthusiasm for deviousness and opportunism in the pre-Code classic Baby Face before attaining... More >>

  • Rage Politely Against the Machine

    published January 5, 2011

    The frustrated, flummoxed characters in Japanese wunderkind Yuya Ishii’s semi-absurdist comedies are typically running from something. It... More >>

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