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Art School | Apr 25, 2014

Animated Abstraction with Jodie Mack

Jodie Mack creates stop motion animation using everyday objects and a vintage Bolex camera.   

NPR Film | Apr 11, 2014

'Vivian Maier' Brings Nanny-Photographer's Life Into Focus

In 2007, filmmaker John Maloof bought thousands of undeveloped negatives at an auction. Now, he and Charlie Siskel present Finding Vivian Maier, a film about the reclusive woman behind the photos. By Ella Taylor   

NPR Film | Apr 11, 2014

On 'Draft Day,' A Coach Faces His Own Big Game

Like the glitz of the day itself, Draft Day tries to win over audiences with big names, the power of the NFL and tons of money. But as football fans know, these elements don't always mean a win. By Ian Buckwalter   

Movies | Apr 09, 2014

In Human Rights Watch Film Festival, a Tender and Triumphant Spirit

San Francisco's Human Rights Watch Film Festival is a small documentary showcase featuring six films from the flagship festivals in New York and London. But as limited as the selection may be, the content is expansive, traveling the globe and covering issues as varied as women's rights, poverty, marriage equality and a failed judicial system. By Liz Mak   

Movies | Apr 07, 2014

California Films: Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

Melvin Van Peebles' 1971 film introduced the blaxploitation genre by vigorously challenging film history and form. By Jon Brooks   

Movies | Apr 02, 2014

Midseason Form: 5 to Watch

Themed film bashes and international masters prime the palate for April's big dog, the S.F. International Film Festival. By Michael Fox   

Festival Report | Apr 01, 2014

SFIFF Unveils Lineup, Race for Tough Tickets Is On

Our guide to the hot tickets at this year's San Francisco International Film Festival, which announced its lineup today. By Michael Fox   

NPR Film | Mar 28, 2014

For Actor Michael Peña, A Transformative Role As Cesar Chavez

The new film Cesar Chavez tells the story of the civil rights leader who fought to secure a living wage and better working conditions for farm workers. Michael Peña talks about playing the lead role. By Tell Me More Staff   

NPR Film | Mar 28, 2014

'Jodorowsky's Dune': The Greatest Film That Never Was

Director Frank Pavich tells the story of cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky's attempt to adapt Frank Herbert's novel Dune into what might have been the trippiest movie of the '70s. By Ian Buckwalter   

Movies | Mar 23, 2014

California Films: The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk is a fascinating and enormously moving look at a man and a movement, and at an important era in both San Francisco and LGBT history. By Jon Brooks   

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  • A 'Child Of God,' Or Maybe Not

    The very prolific James Franco directs a Cormac McCarthy adaptation that struggles to overcome a repulsive main character with whom it's almost impossible to empathize.

  • A 'War Story' With Big Ambitions And Mixed Results

    The drama War Story is trying to wrap itself around both a personal story of a traumatized journalist and some larger social issues. Despite a strong central performance, it succeeds only partially.

  • Breaking Out The Broken English

    Voice-over work often demands that Arthur Chu, recent Jeopardy! champ, feign speaking English in a "Chinese accent," rather than the meticulously practiced American English that now comes naturally.

  • 'Guardians Of The Galaxy': Let's Hear It For F.U.N.

    The most surprising thing about the latest film in the Marvel Universe may be as simple as its genre: while it certainly has your space battles and big fights, it's a straight-up comedy.

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