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Hot Docs and Family Secrets Abound at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

My Father and the Man in Black

Rising costs be damned–a film festival cold war is underway in San Francisco, and accordingly, the 33rd edition of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, which opened yesterday, hosts more films than ever.

The J-Pop Summit Festival is Coming to Terrorize San Francisco (Again)

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

It’s been a tough year for San Francisco’s super-fanboys. And fangirls.

Alex Karpovsky of "Girls" Brings His "Red Flag" to SF Jewish Film Festival

Alex Karpovsky

"In my mind it sounded so different from the way it came out. It sounded hilarious. But it came out so not hilarious."

Way back in 2009, when "mumblecore" was still a word you might say without being eye-rolled out of the room, Alex Karpovsky's first acting gig found him stumbling though the line above, which, odds are, will aptly describe his career for as long as he chooses to continue it.

Seven Films to Watch this Weekend

Get a sneak peek of seven films and events happening in and around San Francisco over the weekend and into the week.

Going East for the Silent Film Festival with Richard Marriott of Club Foot Orchestra

Club Foot Orchestra

To anyone under 40, a black-and-white, silent film created around the turn of century, like many shown in the Silent Film Festival (which opens tomorrow), can seem unfathomably old.

Seven Indie Films to Watch This Weekend

Get a sneak peek of seven indie screenings and events in and around San Francisco over the weekend and into the week.

Beds, Boys and Bewilderment: What to See at Frameline37

One can't help but feel a bit sorry for the adorable otters that emblazon Frameline37's promo materials: They've been upstaged. The beloved fest, which opened last night, can only have one mascot--James Brougton, a figure so large and jubilant that he manages to eclipse all of the festival's many, many characters.

Seven Indie Films to Watch This Weekend

Get a sneak peek of seven indie screenings and events in San Francisco over the weekend and into the week.

Love Unlimited : Ulrich Seidl's Paradise Trilogy Screens at YBCA

The official website of 60-year-old Austrian director Ulrich Seidl, whose Paradise trilogy screens at YBCA starting tonight, acknowledges a certain showmanship as it scrolls through his accumulated 'titles': director, writer, producer, voyeur, misanthrope, pessimist, blackguard

Our Film Picks for the 2013 SF Docfest

Shifting its runtime from November to June this year, SF's Docfest has always been a festival that's willing to do whatever it damn well pleases, so it's a pleasant surprise find a selection of well-curated pairings on the docket for this year's fest.

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