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More Reviews from the 35th SF Jewish Film Festival

Posted July 30, 2015 by

Viewers who approach David Simanis’ oddball semi-documentary “Escaping Riga” with hopes of seeing a Latvian version of Guy Maddin’s wonderfully bizarre “My Winnipeg” will be disappointed.  Maddin’s presence provided a lens to view his love/hate relationship with his birthplace.  Simanis
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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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