Archive for June, 2015

Sundance Premieres Weekend
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Sundance Premieres Weekend

This weekend’s openings are highlighted by films which generated high buzz at Sundance. The subjects of these films are friendship with a teen cancer patient, the horrors of sleep paralysis, a black nerd from Los Angeles, and an unusual sextet of movie-loving brothers. But make time as well for an under-the-radar non-Sundance dark comedy about […]

Frameline 39 Suggestions Part 1
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Frameline 39 Suggestions Part 1

For the eleven days leading up to the annual Pride celebrations, San Francisco becomes host to the Frameline Film Festival. The 2015 edition, aka Frameline 39, runs from June 18 through 28 at the Castro, Roxie, and Victoria Theaters in San Francisco. Frameline 39’s East Bay venues will be Berkeley’s Rialto Cinemas Elmwood and Oakland’s […]

Jessie Kahnweiler Or Orson Welles?
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Jessie Kahnweiler Or Orson Welles?

This coming weekend of special screenings offers something for both the traditionalists and the fans of the new. The Orson Welles classic The Lady From Shanghai gets screened in a digitally restored version. The Pacific Film Archive offers a couple of film rarities: a 1935 train documentary censored by the Nazis and a French melodrama […]

New Filipino Cinema 2015
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New Filipino Cinema 2015

Delicately sandwiched between DocFest and the upcoming Frameline LGBT Film Festival is the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ New Filipino Cinema festival. The 4th annual celebration of the best in new and independent Filipino cinema, the event is a local filmgoer’s chance to sample a cinematic industry that doesn’t get sufficient due even in […]

The Studio Ghibli Swan Song?
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The Studio Ghibli Swan Song?

One highlight of the art film/international openings this week may be the Studio Ghibli adaptation of Joan G. Robinson’s tale of adolescent friendship. But some fans of the animation studio’s previous offerings fear this film could be the last Studio Ghibli film. For those whose tastes don’t run to animation, Andrew Bujalski’s new comedy about […]

Docfest Offers Severed Foot Fight & More
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Docfest Offers Severed Foot Fight & More

Think documentaries are only the cold boring things you see on the major broadcast networks or PBS? Then you need to check out the 14th edition of the amazing San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (aka DocFest). The festival comes from the same folks who do the San Francisco Independent Film Festival and the Another Hole […]