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Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

Reluctant to buy into the Moneyball hype? Not a problem. There is no shortage of worthy alternatives to be found this week in the city, including the San Francisco Irish Film Festival (playing through Sunday at the Roxie) and these fine offerings:

1. The Long Goodbye

Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., 415-621-6120
When: Sept. 28

‘Waking Sleeping Beauty’ Recalls Disney's Return to Animated Prominence

The revitalization of Disney animation over a 10-year period, culminating in 1994 with the smash hit The Lion King, as well as the subsequent disintegration of the working relationship between executives Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg and the late Roy E. Disney, are the primary subjects of Waking Sleeping Beauty, Don Hahn’s fascinating new documentary that takes us behind the scenes at the Mouse House with remarkable candor.

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