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    14 Film Projects Up for SF Film Society Grants

    The San Francisco Film Society and Kenneth Rainin Foundation have chosen 14 finalists for the latest round of SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants. At least $300,000 will be awarded to one or more narrative feature film projects at various stages of production.

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    The 34th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: A Religious Experience

    The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival has an enthusiastic and loyal audience, some of whom see every single film on offer, made possible because the festival unspools, mostly, in one theater at a time.

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    Chicago Wins Bid for Billion-Dollar George Lucas Museum

    It's official: Chicago has beat out San Francisco and Los Angeles to be the site of an interactive museum that will house "Star Wars" creator George Lucas's sizable collection of art and moviemaking mementoes.

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    Where Will George Lucas Build His Museum?

    Hot topic: the ultimate location of the Lucas Museum. Where will it end up?

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    San Francisco International Film Fest Winners Include 'History of Fear,' 'Overnighters' and More

    The San Francisco International Film Festival announced winners of the juried Golden Gate Award and New Directors Prize competitions Thursday evening, awarding nearly $40,000 in prizes to up-and-coming, as well as established, international filmmakers.

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    Things I Learned at the San Francisco Film Festival Awards, from Lasseter to Linklater

    The Awards night at the 15-day San Francisco International Film Festival, the nation's oldest, in its 57th year, usually arrives about halfway through the marathon of screenings, Q & As, tributes and panels. On Thursday, San Francisco Film Society Awards went to Pixar chief John Lasseter, rewarded a...

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    Alice Waters Throws Chez Panisse Feast for Sauper's SFIFF Film 'We Come as Friends'

    The phone rings with an invite to a special dinner at Chez Panisse tonight. I'm on deadline, at home, hoping to finish a piece before I drive over to the first full day of the 57th Annual San Francisco Film Festival. I'm determined to make it in by the 3 p.m. screening of "We Come as Friends," by Hu...

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    The San Francisco International Film Festival Opens with 'Two Faces of January'

    "The Two Faces of January" was a perfect opening night film. I love Patricia Highsmith and her malevolent worldview. Even if this wasn't Highsmith at her most iconic, the twisted and shifting allegiances among the sexy movie-star trio of Viggo Mortenson, Kirsten Dunst, and Oscar Isaacs, set against ...

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    SF Film Society Awards Funding to Nine Narrative Features from Travis Mathews, Kat Candler and More

    The San Francisco Film Society and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation have unveiled the nine feature film projects that will receive a total of $300,000 in funding from their joint grant program. Several of these burgeoning filmmakers, from Travis Mathews to Ian Olds, already have considerable traction i...

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    I Answer Questions About My New Book 'The $11 Billion Year'

    My new book about the year 2012, "The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System," is in bookstores.

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