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Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

The San Francisco Film Festival begins Thursday, April 21, with Mike Mills and Ewan McGregor hosting a screening of the terrific new drama Beginners at the Castro, but until then, moviegoers can feast on this Saturday's "Heavy Metal Monster Mash" festival, featuring five rockin' adventures including Heavy Metal (1981), The Monster Squad (1987), Trick or Treat

Speaking of Activism: Robert Redford's Visit to the Kabuki

With forty years of commitment and service under his belt, Robert Redford has proven that there is no time limit on social activism. This year he's dedicated to "The Art of Activism," a series of events born at the Redford Center's new headquarters in Berkeley. Redford plans to share his pearls of wisdom in person on February 4 at Kabuki Cinemas from 7-9 p.m.. Over the course of the evening, he'll guide you through what motivates people to get involved and what it means for him to be an activist. To complement Redford's speech, two locals—Victor Diaz and Avery Hale—will be honored. Diaz is principal at Berkeley Technology Academy, while Avery founded the charity "Step by Step" at age 12. The affair will end with a call-to-action for all participants.

Harrison Ford Goes to ‘Extraordinary Measures’ for the Right Role

Harrison Ford could have retired decades ago, living quite comfortably off the royalties he earned from the first Star Wars trilogy. Instead, he’s holding court in a chilly conference room at the Ritz Carlton, promoting Extraordinary Measures, in which he stars opposite Brendan Fraser as a brilliant but socially maladroit doctor devising a groundbreaking treatment for Pompe disease.

Big Screen: SF Film Society Awards Gala

A blaze of flashbulbs lit up the St. Francis ballroom at the 52nd SF Film Society Awards Gala where high-wattage Hollywooders turned gala patrons into paparazzi.

The bad news? The ensuing rush to swarm honoree Robert Redford required hotel security to form a phalanx around the still-sexy septuagenarian star so he could safely return to his hotel room. Really, folks: we just don’t do that in EssEff.

SFIFF: Robert Redford on Twitter and 50 Years in the Biz

Apparently all celebs aren't following Ashton Kutcher's cue. "I'm not on Twitter. I like to spend a bit more time digesting," Robert Redford said Thursday at the 52nd annual San Francisco International Film Festival's Awards Night in the Westin St. Francis. Redford was the recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award, which goes to an actor who "exemplifies brilliance, independence and integrity," while fellow Bay Area resident Francis Ford Coppola was present and honored, as well, for receiving the Founder’s Directing Award. Yet despite his 50 years worth of work and recognition, Redford remains just as humble as the day he started. "I'm kind of shy of awards, it's never something that I take for granted" he confessed.

Al Gore, Robert Redford, Christiane Amanpour Honor Grassroots Environmental Activism

Al Gore, Robert Redford and CNN's formidable international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour graced the Opera House Monday night for the 20th Anniversary of the Goldman Environmental Prize, a prestigious awards ceremony (often called "The Oscars" of environmental activism) honoring 6 "normal" people (1 from each inhabited continent) for their grassroots work in crusading for environmental issues. While the star-power was definitely a draw, it was the inspirational and often heart-wrenching stories of courage (many of the recipients have endured death threats for their work) that the 3,200 attendees were there to honor.

Al Gore, Robert Redford Expected Tonight at Goldman Environmental Awards

Al Gore, Gavin Newsom and Robert Redford are all expected tonight at the War Memorial Opera House to congratulate the winners of the 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize (often dubbed the "Nobel Prize" for environmental activistsm and "The Green Oscars"). 

Kenneth Cole Launches Awearness Book in SF

An eager crowd of San Franciscans took advantage of an unusually balmy November evening last night, when party goers lined up outside the downtown Kenneth Cole store for a chance to meet the New York designer himself, in town for a cocktail party fundraiser and launch of his new book “Aweareness: Inspiring Stories about How to Make a Difference.” Comprised of 86 essays written by a range of celebs, from Ludacris and Alice Waters to Lance Armstrong and Robert Redford (spotted holding hands with long-time girlfrie
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