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SF International Film Festival Announces Full Lineup

SF International Film Festival Announces Full Lineup

The San Francisco International Film Fest (SFIFF), one of the longest running film festivals in the country, has just announced the full line up for its 57th year. Taking place April 24 through May 8, this year’s festival boasts 168 films, including 74 Narrative Features,…

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Stage Review: Campy Fun with ‘Vampire Lesbians of Sodom’

Stage Review: Campy Fun with ‘Vampire Lesbians of Sodom’

Full of big laughs and wild fun, Virgo Theatre Company’s Vampire Lesbians of Sodom and companion play Sleeping Beauty/Coma bring hilarious kitsch to Live Oak Theater in Berkeley through April 19.

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Stage Review: American Conservatory Theater Explores Relations of Power with ‘Venus in Fur’

Stage Review: American Conservatory Theater Explores Relations of Power with ‘Venus in Fur’

The smash Broadway hit Venus in Fur continues at the American Conservatory Theater through April 13 with an intriguing exploration of seduction and contemporary relations of power. When David Ives set out to write Venus in Fur, he originally intended to create a stage adaptation of…

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Movie Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Is Up Against Himself in ‘Enemy’

Movie Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Is Up Against Himself in ‘Enemy’

Although Enemy is the first of two collaborations with star Jake Gyllenhaal and Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, it was their second film Prisoners that debuted first last fall. That’s probably because although Prisoners is vibrant yet dark, it’s also a more straightforward thriller. Enemy is…

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Movie Review: Jason Bateman Dishes It Out in ‘Bad Words’

Movie Review: Jason Bateman Dishes It Out in ‘Bad Words’

After a career resurgence thanks to the phenomenon that became Arrested Development Jason Bateman made the successful leap into films. It’s only natural that his next step would be directing. Bad Words, while slight, shows his adeptness behind the camera and he provides himself with…

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Movie Review: Kermit’s Replaced in ‘Muppets Most Wanted’

Movie Review: Kermit’s Replaced in ‘Muppets Most Wanted’

2011’s The Muppets seemed to revitalize the creations of Jim Henson after slipping into near obscurity for over a decade. Brought back to it’s former glory by Jason Segel, the film injected new life into the showbiz puppets without sacrificing their long, rich history. Segel,…

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SFIFF To Present Live Music and Film Events with Stephin Merritt and Thao Nguyen

SFIFF To Present Live Music and Film Events with Stephin Merritt and Thao Nguyen

While the San Francisco International Film Festival ramps up for its 57th year on April 24 through May 8, some details and events have begun trickling out. Two such events this year will involve the music of Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields) and San Francisco’s…

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Disposable Film Fest Gets Rolling At Castro Theatre

Disposable Film Fest Gets Rolling At Castro Theatre

Back for it’s seventh year, the Disposable Film Fest honors the art of guerilla filmmaking via less traditional mediums, like smartphones. Of course, as technology has grown and offered new ways to film on the fly, so has the festival itself. With over two thousand…

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Stage Review: Accidental Death of an Anarchist at Berkeley Rep

Stage Review: Accidental Death of an Anarchist at Berkeley Rep

Accidental Death of Anarchist, playing at the Berkeley Repertory Theater through April 20, is a contemporary reworking of Dario Fo’s controversial farce; adapted by Gavin Richards and directed by Christopher Bayes. This high-energy comedy is based on the actual death of Giuseppe Pinelli, which occurred…

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Movie Review: Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Is Very Welcoming

Movie Review: Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Is Very Welcoming

What’s so curious about Wes Anderson’s films is that everyone feels just similar enough — whether it’s the classic rock music, his knack for using a revolving door of actors, or the idiosyncratic and meticulous way he sets up his shots — that they have…

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Wes Anderson Retrospective at Roxie Theater

Wes Anderson Retrospective at Roxie Theater

In anticipation for The Grand Budapest Hotel — a review of which will appear right here on SF Station bright and early on March 14 — the latest film from classic rock aficionado and saviour of Latin, Wes Anderson, San Francisco’s Roxie Theater will be…

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SF International Ocean Film Festival Makes Landfall

SF International Ocean Film Festival Makes Landfall

The San Francisco International Ocean Festival will enjoy its 11th year for five days beginning March 5 at the Bay Theater on Pier 39. It will be a whirlwind this time around with nearly 50 films, half of which will be making their U.S. or…

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