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Cinequest 25 Film Festival Preview

Posted February 23, 2015 by

This year marks the silver anniversary of San Jose’s Cinequest Film Festival.  In the 25 years since co-founders Halfdun Hussey and Kathleen Powell started up the festival, some things about it have changed.  The Camera 3 theatre served as the
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Films From The 2015 San Francisco IndieFest

Posted February 6, 2015 by

A timely highlight of this year’s San Francisco Independent Film Festival is its Centerpiece film “The Other Barrio.”  Dante Betteo’s adaptation of Alejandro Murguia’s story is a San Francisco-set tale of a Mission District steadily smothered by economic gentrification. Inspector
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Best Films Of 2014

Posted December 17, 2014 by

There is nothing scientific about a Best Films of the Year list.  The films honored on any individual’s list reflect what the list-maker values in their cinema.  In the case of this particular list, those values include films that aspire
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The Another Hole In The Head Film Festival

Posted December 4, 2014 by

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol reminds us that winter is a time for supernatural tales.  December now means the return of the science fiction and horror offerings of the Another Hole In The Head Film Festival.  The festival’s 11th edition
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A scene from Fruit Chan's THE MIDNIGHT AFTER, playing at Hong Kong Cinema, November 14 - 15 at the Vogue Theatre.

Reviews From The Hong Kong Cinema Film Festival

Posted November 14, 2014 by

The “Hong Kong Cinema” film festival, which runs at the Vogue Theatre this weekend, is two things to local moviegoers.  First, it’s the next event in the San Francisco Film Society’s Fall Festival season. Second, like its earlier iterations, the
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Reviews From the 39th American Indian Film Festival

Posted October 31, 2014 by

Myrton Running Wolf’s entertaining and informative short “This Is Not An Indian Problem” demonstrates in a little over eight minutes the continuing relevance of the American Indian Film Festival.  The week-long annual film festival, which starts up this Saturday at
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