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Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

The Giants are world champions, the season of Oscar contenders has arrived, and the San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival is in full swing this weekend at the Castro. Whether you're a sports fan or a cinephile, it's a great time to be in the Bay Area. Here are some of the most exciting features now playing at an indie theater near you.

Tarantino Talks Cannes, Brad Pitt and the Birth of His Favorite 'Basterds'

It started, as so many of Quentin Tarantino’s stories do, with a simple idea – men on a mission, their grit and valor tested by the desperation of their circumstances.

Although the nature of the mission came later, the Oscar winner (for 1994's Pulp Fiction) created his characters in short order: a hillbilly, of Native-American descent, leading a group of Jewish-American soldiers behind enemy lines in an Apache-style resistance against Nazi Germany. Thus was born Tarantino’s latest offering, the boundlessly inventive World War II fantasy Inglourious Basterds – which bears only the slightest resemblance to Enzo Castellari’s 1978 thriller of essentially the same name.

Link Love: Basquiat Reeboks, Wang on the Web and Tom Ford as Director

Daily reads from our feeds …

We’ll call them high tops with high art—Reebok has released a Fall 2009 line of sneakers cloaked in NYC-based street artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work. (via Aarting)

Wang does the web. Style File reports that our beloved local designer goes online with an e-commerce site—now you don’t even have to get out of bed to purchase the coveted Coco mini duffel or Donna hobo.

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