Peter Wong

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Reviews From Frameline Film Festival 2015

Posted June 19, 2015 by

Jenni Olson’s cinematic essay “The Royal Road” traverses more than the titular 600-mile long pathway between San Francisco and Los Angeles known as El Camino Real.  Olson travels the forgotten historical paths of Spanish colonialism and U.S. imperialism.  The emotional
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Reviews From The 2015 San Francisco DocFest

Posted June 5, 2015 by

Tomi Fujiyama’s 1964 appearance on the Grand Ol’ Opry stage was accompanied by the Opry announcer mispronouncing her name and newspaper accounts referring to her as a “Japanese doll.”  But as Josh Bishop’s incredibly heartwarming documentary “Made In Japan” makes
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Reviews of the 20th SF Silent Film Festival

Posted May 27, 2015 by

For twenty years, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival has ably expanded cinemagoers’ understanding of the silent film era beyond the likes of Charlie Chaplin and “Metropolis.”  This year’s anniversary edition, which runs May 29 to June 1 at the
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San Francisco International Film Festival 58 Review Wrapup

Posted May 15, 2015 by

Kim Longinotto’s powerful documentary “Dreamcatcher” avoids settling in either romanticized prostitution land or Mike Huckabee turf.  Longinotto’s camera follows former sex worker Brenda Myers-Powell and her Dreamcatcher Foundation through Chicago’s streets and into its jails.  The ex-prostitute equally dispenses condoms
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