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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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    Jeremy Irons to Receive San Francisco Film Fest's 2014 Excellence in Acting Award

    Jeremy Irons will be the recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting at the upcoming 57th San Francisco International Film Festival, kicking off this week and running April 24 through May 8.

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    San Francisco Film Society Announces Winners of 2014 Documentary Film Fund

    Earlier today the San Francisco Film Society announced the three winners for the 2014 Documentary Film Fund. Over $75,000 in prizes were awarded to the winners' for their feature-length documentary's in post-production.

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    Here Are the Three Winners of San Francisco Film Society's 2014 Documentary Film Fund Awards

    The San Francisco Film Society has revealed the three winners of its 2014 SFFS Documentary Film Fund awards, which total more than $75,000 and support feature-length documentaries in post-production.

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    Seven Films To See at the San Francisco International Film Fest; Noah Cowan Hosts First SFIFF Press Conference

    At the San Francisco International Film Festival press conference, we gleaned intel on upcoming awardees Richard Linklater and Steve Gaghan, new Fest Executive Director Noah Cowan and a program of 168 films plus panels galore.

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    CAAMFest Week Two Yields Ang Lee Tribute, Great Docs, an Oscar Contender and More (CLIPS)

    Between its two weekends, CAAMFest adheres to a civilized program of evening screenings that begin at 6 pm or later and encourage you to see one or two movies an evening. Here's what I caught during the festival's closing weekend.

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