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Scratch Up Some Season’s Greetings (Sponsored)

Scratch Up Some Season’s Greetings (Sponsored)

Stuffing a friend’s stocking with a scratcher is just about the easiest way to inject a spark of excitement into a love one’s holiday season. With prizes reaching heights as high as $5 million, scratchers are a fantastic way to spread holiday cheer. Visit CALottery.com…

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Now Playing: Foreign Cinema, Transgender Film, Dallas Buyers & Thor

Now Playing:  Foreign Cinema, Transgender Film, Dallas Buyers & Thor

Movie-goers, this week there’s something that will cater to almost all of your diverse tastes. There are films from and about other parts of the world; there’s a Transgender Film Festival; a couple of adult film at Yerba Buena Center; drama (The Motel Life) and…

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Now Playing: I Am A Ghost, Nosferatu and Tey

Now Playing:  I Am A Ghost, Nosferatu and Tey

Halloween parties dominate. Avoid the movies unless it’s scary. Here are a couple of suggestions: I Am A Ghost at the Castro or The Balboa presents Nosferatu and Creature Features. Tey makes it’s SF Premiere at the Roxie on Sunday. Movies Opening This Week: Oct…

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Now Playing: Sister Cities Cinema, After Tiller, and SF Art & Film for Teenagers Fest

Now Playing: Sister Cities Cinema, After Tiller, and SF Art & Film for Teenagers Fest

Occasionally we double back to art house films when everything Hollywood’s offering pretty much sucks. This is one of those weeks. If you want to watch Carrie, rent the one with Sissy Spacek — now that’s a freaky classic. What’s good? If you haven’t seen…

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Now Playing: Sacred Ground, Muscle Shoals, Captain Phillips and Mother of George

Now Playing:  Sacred Ground, Muscle Shoals, Captain Phillips and Mother of George

Another week of solid choices abound. Fresh off its premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival, Standing on Sacred Ground is a sincere look at the fight to preserve native cultures and the magical places the inhabit. Muscle Shoals shines a light on another magical place,…

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Now Playing: MVFF 2013, Hong Kong Cinema, SF Shorts & more

Now Playing:  MVFF 2013, Hong Kong Cinema, SF Shorts & more

Mill Valley Film Festival, Honk Kong Cinema, SF Shorts and more. Happy movie-going this week. Lots to see this week, maybe too much; not to mention bigger releases like Gravity, We Are What We Are and The Institute. Yay! Movies Opening This Week: Oct 4th…

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Now Playing: Sigularity, Dark Matters, Far Out & Spark

Now Playing:  Sigularity, Dark Matters, Far Out & Spark

Upon closer examination, what initially looks to be another subdued week of movies, reveals a few films that pique our interest. The Singularity discusses when computer intelligence passes that of humans, recap William Friedkin’s films starting with To Live and Die in LA (can you…

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Now Playing: Short Term, Grandmaster, Patience Stone & Drinking Buddies

Now Playing:  Short Term, Grandmaster, Patience Stone & Drinking Buddies

While the cupboard is not completely bare for Hollywood film releases this weekend, it might as well be; One Direction… is the best of them. But never fear, in between the BBQ picnic fun, there are a few smaller budget films that not only kick…

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Now Playing: Trapped in the Closet, Downloaded, Blue Jasmin…

Now Playing: Trapped in the Closet, Downloaded, Blue Jasmin…

From a wacky sing-a-long, to the Woody directing Cate, to a look at Napster and what those Terms & Conditions we always sign without reading really are, there’s plenty to see that isn’t Smurfs or Denzel with Marky Mark. Take a look. Movies Opening This…

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New Exhibition Highlights Allen Ginsberg’s Legacy in San Francisco

New Exhibition Highlights Allen Ginsberg’s Legacy in San Francisco

Legendary poet Allen Ginsberg has long been associated with San Francisco, from the time he moved here and shaped the beat movement and first publicly read his poem “Howl’ in 1955 to the subsequent publication of the piece by City Lights and the resulting obscenity trial, through the “Human Be-In” and hippie movement of the 1960s.

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Movies Opening This Week: Jul 12th – Jul 18th

Movies Opening This Week:  Jul 12th – Jul 18th

Fruitvale Station opens this weekend, reminding us of the crazy series of events that shook the Bay Area. This Sundance Film Festival Winner should be on your short list of films to see. Movies Opening This Week: Jul 12th – Jul 18th Band of Sisters…

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Movies Opening This Week: Jul 5th – Jul 11th

Movies Opening This Week:  Jul 5th – Jul 11th

This week the biggest new release will probably be White House Down, but there’s so much more this week at the movies. Movies Opening This Week: Jul 5th – Jul 11th Andre Gregory Augustine A Band Called Death A Call to Action: The Films of…

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