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    33rd San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: Life and Films Through a Jew(ish) Lens

    Film festivals are just about perpetual temptations in the San Francisco Bay Area. The discerning filmgoer here has to pick and choose her obsessions. One of mine is the well-programmed, easily-accessible San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, running July 25 through August 12, whose 33rd annual progra...

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    BFI's 'Hitchcock 9,' the Master of Suspense's Earliest Surviving Works, Kicks Off Its Stateside Tour UPDATED

    Hitchcock fans rejoice. The BFI has kicked off its stateside national tour of "The Hitchcock 9," a program of Alfred Hitchcock's nine earliest surviving works, all in newly restored 35mm prints. It launches at the Castro Theatre (June 14-16) for the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, and will make ...

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    Exclusive: Vimeo Partners With San Francisco Film Society For Upcoming Digital Lab

    Following an announcement earlier this month about its upcoming digital distribution lab A2E: Artist to Entrepreneur, the San Francisco Film Society revealed exclusively to Indiewire that Vimeo would serve as the presenting partner of the event, which is scheduled to take place during the second wee...

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    Soderbergh to Give State of Cinema Address at San Francisco International Film Festival 2013

    Brainy Steven Soderbergh, who has earned stripes as both indie and studio director, will deliver the 10th annual "State of Cinema" address at the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival on April 29. The festival runs April 25 thru May 9. This should prove more than informative.

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    San Francisco Int'l Film Fest Names Doc and Feature Titles Competing for Cash Prizes

    The 56th San Francisco International Film Festival, which runs April 25 - May 9, announces the films competing for its New Directors Prize and the Golden Gate Award. A total of $70K will be awarded by the festival this year...

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    San Francisco Film Society Announces Significant Funding Increase to Extend Filmmaker360 Programs

    The San Francisco Film Society has announced a significant increase in funding to its Filmmaker360 programs, thanks to the society's collaborative relationship with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. Filmmaker360 supports narrative feature filmmakers through cash grants, residencies and script workshops...

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    Watch: John Waters Endorses the Roxie Theater as a Place for Cinema Lovers and For Hook-Ups

    When it was announced earlier this month that San Francisco's famed Roxie Theater would be launching a Kickstarter campaign with endorsements from such film luminaries as John Waters, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Michael Tully and more, we were promised a video endorsement from the king of trash cinema...

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    John Waters and Michael Tully Endorse the Roxie Theater's Kickstarter Campaign

    San Fransisco's Roxie Theater, the oldest continuously running cinema in the United States and the second oldest theater in the world, has launched a Kickstarter campaign with the hope of raising $60,000 by Dec. 12. Any contributions made in the name of the Roxie Theater will support the final phase...

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    San Francisco Film Society & Kenneth Rainin Foundation Announce Recipients of 6 Filmmaking Grants Worth $300,000

    Six projects have been awarded a total of $300,000 from The San Francisco Film Society and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grants. The twice-annual grants are given to narrative feature projects with social justice themes that will have a significant professional or economic impact on the B...

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    Brownlow Restoration of Abel Gance’s 'Napoleon' Triumphs at Oakland’s Paramount Theater

    If at all possible, you should get yourself over to the Paramount Theater in Oakland next weekend (March 31 and April 1) for the final two performances of Kevin Brownlow’s 5½ hour restoration of Abel Gance’s 1927 "Napoleon," accompanied by Carl Davis conducting the Oakland East Bay Symphony in the p...

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