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'Painted Nails': A San Francisco Salon Owner Shares Her Story of Miscarriages + Safe Cosmetics Advocacy in New Documentary

A new documentary tells the story of San Francisco nail salon owner Van Hoang, whose multiple miscarriages and asthma, due to prolonged exposure to toxic chemicals in nail care products, ultimately put her on a quest to bring safe cosmetics to all.  

Bolivia's Rainbow Warriors: A Film at ATA

In 2007, the Bolivian Constituent Assembly met to draft a new constitution for the country. The draft they produced became a polarizing source of political outrage because of its implied empowerment of indigenous people, and by December 2007, the struggle had become violent. Tonight at Artists' Television Access on Valencia, A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition will screen "Guerreros del Arcoiris" (Rainbow Warriors), a film that tells the story of the majority and minority sides of the conflict, followed by a report on the current state of the ongoing struggle. The film starts at 7:30 ($6).

Behind the Scenes: Competitive Grocery Bagging

It seems like there is a competition for everything today, from beard-growing to air guitar to chicken-wing-eating. Meet the latest addition to the world of competition: grocery bagging. And, like air guitar, Scrabble, and spelling bees, somebody has made a documentary about the phenomenon. "Ready, Set, Bag!" premieres in San Francisco tomorrow night at the Roxie (7pm), followed by a Q&A with the film's directors. The documentary follows eight contestants who train for the National Grocery Bagging Competition in Las Vegas by relentlessly packing grocery bags as efficiently as possible as fast as possible.

SF, Meet America: David Lynch's Interview Project

On June 1, David Lynch—whose work has confounded and disturbed us for decades—unveiled a new project, exclusively online. More The Straight Story than Eraserhead, Interview Project is a 121-part series of stunning 3-5 minute documentaries, with a new episode posted every three days through June 2010. Each episode features an interview with a random American encountered along the 20,000 mile route of an American road trip.

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