Archive for June, 2016

10 Films To See At Frameline 40
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10 Films To See At Frameline 40

Frameline 40 roars into opening weekend after kicking off with Kiki. Even for those who missed Uncle Howard, the next week offers screenings of very promising films. Here are ten suggestions of films to catch at Frameline 40: AWOL Director Deb Shoval expands to feature-length her award-winning short film. A chance encounter leads to rural […]

Colin Firth In The Literary Life
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Colin Firth In The Literary Life

Colin Firth playing legendary book editor Maxwell Perkins anchors the most high profile of the weekend’s art film openings. But for those who don’t want to bask in the star power of Colin Firth, there are more tasty options. Mohsen Makhmalbaf tells a tale of a deposed dictator getting firsthand exposure to the misery he […]

Google Executive Sets World Record
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Google Executive Sets World Record

A Google executive who sets a world record by breaking the sound barrier is just one subject of the documentaries screening during the second week of the 15th S.F. Documentary Film Festival (aka S.F. DocFest). Aside from the free-falling man from Google, there are other interesting subjects among the 10 films worth checking out in […]

The Fairy Tale Of Princess Shaw
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The Fairy Tale Of Princess Shaw

The real-life fairy tale of Princess Shaw provides the crowd-pleasing standout among the new theatrical releases on the foreign and art house side. Princess Shaw is the stage name of a New Orleans resident who basically lives paycheck to paycheck. This resident didn’t know that her Princess Shaw YouTube channel would catch the interest of […]