Peter Wong

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Mariachi

The Best of Mill Valley Film Festival 37

Posted October 9, 2014 by

“What a wonderfully crappy life” is probably not the meaning of either “Que Caramba Es La Vida” or this documentary’s original German title.  Yet in German filmmaker Doris Dorrie’s fascinating portrait of female mariachis plying their trade in Mexico City,
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“Wetlands” is Controversial–is Film Also Good?

Posted September 18, 2014 by

David Wnendt’s “Wetlands” matches Charlotte Roche’s source novel with a controversial adaptation likely to cause a carful of MPAA censors to spontaneously combust in outrage and disgust.  This entertainingly divisive film, which arrives Friday at SF’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas, opens
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RICH HILL—Film Review

Posted August 20, 2014 by

“Rich Hill,” the US Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner at the most recent Sundance Film Festival, is not a film for cinematic poverty tourists.  In the course of filmmaking cousins’ Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo’s multi-year portrait, none
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FRAMELINE 38 LGBT FILM FESTIVAL WRAPUP—“OF GIRLS AND HORSES,” “COMPARED TO WHAT: THE IMPROBABLE JOURNEY OF BARNEY FRANK,” “WETLANDS,” “FUN IN BOYS SHORTS,” AND “I FEEL LIKE DISCO”

Posted July 3, 2014 by

The three main female characters in Monika Truet’s new film “Of Girls And Horses” can be summarized by horse personality types.  Sullen delinquent lead character Alex is of course wild and untamed.  Horse trainer and lesbian Nina has been semi-domesticated
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