Archive for November, 2015

Guy Maddin Mind-Mangler
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Guy Maddin Mind-Mangler

The new film from Guy Maddin arrives at the Roxie to shake up and mangle the minds of viewers dulled by a little too much turkey. It’s a story that begins with the doomed crew of a submarine, but Guy Maddin definitely doesn’t do a “will they survive or won’t they” tale. Your other must-see […]

New Yorker Cartoon Doc
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New Yorker Cartoon Doc

A documentary going behind the scenes of the New Yorker and its Cartoon Department highlight a light week in new art film/indies. Very Semi-Serious, the film in question, will appeal to lovers of such New Yorker cartoon favorites as Roz Chast and Liana Finck. Otherwise, modern art lovers can check out a biography on legendary […]

Film Festival Gala: Week Two
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Film Festival Gala: Week Two

This past couple of weeks has been a festival-palooza with cinephiles, featuring festivals covering everything from Native American film to Romanian film. This weekend, a trio of festivals are wrapping up, but two other festivals make their debut. What follows is a quick guide to what’s available. Wrapping Up The 40th American Indian Film Festival […]

Sarah Silverman & Other Troubled Women
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Sarah Silverman & Other Troubled Women

Comedian Sarah Silverman takes on a dramatic role as a destructively depressed suburban housewife in one of several new films now out this weekend which feature troubled women. Toni Collette plays a woman dealing with breast cancer in a story of deep friendship. But the most important of the troubled woman films opening this weekend […]

San Francisco Film Society: Doc Stories
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San Francisco Film Society: Doc Stories

Doc Stories, the newest mini-film festival to hit the S.F. Bay Area, is also the most recent addition to the Fall Festival series put on by the San Francisco Film Society. Running from November 5 to 8 at San Francisco’s Vogue Theater (3290 Sacramento Street, SF), the documentary showcase offers films on subjects ranging from […]