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    Is Direct Distribution the Future for Indie Film? Notes From A2E at the 2013 San Francisco International Film Festival

    The mood at the San Francisco International Film Festival's inaugural A2E: Artist to Entrepreneur direct distribution labs this past weekend might have been described as buoyantly apocalyptic. The new four-day initiative kicked off on May 2nd, with the film world still buzzing about the "State of Ci...

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    San Francisco Festival Diary: Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish Talk Falling in Love on 'Big Sur'

    SFIFF programmer Sean Uyehara, who's been hanging out with Michael Polish in the bar upstairs, dares to ask, "what was it like to fall in love on the set?" Polish replies, "It took me ten films to fall in love on the set!," whereupon Kate Bosworth says "I wish I had gone to the bar!" But Polish co...

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    Steven Soderbergh Twitter Novella Unfolds, State of Cinema Address (VIDEO)

    The online film community has been all a chatter this week since Steven Soderbergh's State of Cinema Address at the San Francisco International Film Festival leaked online. Now, he has unveiled a new Twitter novella.

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    Watch: Full Video Recording of Steven Soderbergh's Impassioned 'State of Cinema' Address From the San Francisco Film Festival

    Steven Soderbergh's State of Cinema address at the San Francisco Film Festival has been making waves since audio from the event leaked onto the web yesterday. And today, due to unprecedented demand, the San Francisco Film Society has released the video recording of his speech -- video that was recor...

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    San Francisco International Film Festival Begins with 'Twenty Feet from Stardom,' 'Populaire,' 'The Artist and the Model'

    The first screening of the first full day of the San Francisco International Film Festival begins, with Fernando Trueba's "The Artist and the Model," and "Twenty Feet from Stardom."

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    Exclusive: San Francisco Film Society Reveals 12 Filmmakers Participating in Digital Distribution Lab

    The San Francisco Film Society has revealed exclusively to Indiewire the 12 filmmaking teams that will participate in the first edition of A2E: Artist to Entrepreneur, the two-part digital distribution lab taking place during the festival and spearheaded by Film Society executive director Ted Hope.

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    LISTEN: Steven Soderbergh on 'What's Killing Cinema,' A Fungible Algorithm (PODCAST)

    No State of Cinema address at the SFIFF has been as hotly anticipated as this year's by Steven Soderbergh. (Listen to our podcast recording below.) This is not only because he's a prolific and beloved auteur that has worked in every genre and budget, but because he recently announced his retirement ...

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    SFIFF: Steven Soderbergh Says Art Of Cinema Is Under Attack From The Studios, Decries Profit Driven Decision Making

    Saturday afternoon at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Steven Soderbergh presented an audience his take on the current state of cinema. The State of Cinema Address is an annual event held at the festival that allows a speaker (not always a filmmaker, last year the festival saw author J...

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    San Francisco International Film Festival Opens with Ted Hope and 'What Maisie Knew'

    The Opening night film of the San Francisco International Film Festival, Scott McGehee and David Siegel's "What Maisie Knew," a contemporary version of the Henry James classic about a custody battle between Maisie's narcissistic and heedless parents (Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan) and Maisie's sub...

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