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Become Your Own Guru at the Atheist Film Festival

There's no zealot like a convert, so the saying goes, and if you believe it the word "atheist" might set you to minor fits, suffering from visions of being buttonholed by a very very serious young man in glasses reading you the riot act about how your god is dead. Have no fear: The organized atheists of today are not your father's atheists--ok, maybe they are--but they're nothing like pimple-faced vegans roaming burger joints in search of their next convert.

Seven Films to Watch This Week

One review and six previews of this weekend's upcoming flicks.

You won't find Everything Comes from the Streets, Alberto Lopez Pulido's new documentary on Lowrider culture premiering at the 5th Cine+Mas Latino Film Festival this weekend, on imbd.

This Week in Theatres: The Trouble with Burning Man and Six More

A scene from Steve Brown's new doc Spark: A Burning Man Story.

One review and six previews of this weekend's upcoming flicks.

What Are You Working On? with Jen Chaiken

Jen Chaiken

7x7 checks in with a member of the local film scene and takes their temperature.

What's your name, how old are you, and where do you live in The Bay Area?

My name is Jen Chaiken, I'm 41, and live in San Francisco.

This Week in Theatres: Brie Larson Grows Up, and Six More

Short Term 12

One review and six previews of this weekend's upcoming flicks.

This Week in Theaters: Casey Affleck in Love, and More

Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara are outlaw lovers

One review and six previews of this weekend's upcoming flicks.

Real Talk About The World's End with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright

Image courtesy of The Guardian.

Before they were big 'ol Hollywood stars, actors Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright were the best of buds. Fittingly, their newest film and the finale to the "Three Flavours Cornetto" trilogy, The World's End (the 'mint chocolate' of the trilogy, if you're asking) is another clever, British paean to friendship, fraternity, and the love of a good pint.

Seven Reasons to Chill in a Movie Theater

One review and six previews of this weekend's upcoming flicks.

Seven Films to Watch This Week

Grandfatherly Anwar Congo, a former smalltime hood bearing a strange resemblance to Nelson Mandela and a penchant for colorful suits, doesn't appear the sort of man who would ruthlessly slaughter hundreds, but then, who does? 

Run Fast: The First San Francisco Japan Film Festival Already Half Way Over

Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro's 190-million-dollar love letter to Kaiju (monster battle epics), may appear to the unobservant to have come out of left field, but anyone paying attention knows that cheesy Japanese robot-sploitation raised multiple generations of kids in the US–from Saturday morning staple Ultraman to the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, and all the spinoffs in between.

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