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September 23 at 11:00am

Criterion Classics You Probably Need To Catch Up On (for FREE!)

Don’t worry that the Hollywood output this week is a bunch of crap, Hulu has a great collection of Cinema Rarities courtesy of Criterion up that you can watch for free.  We all can’t go see The Master multiple times so it’s nice to sit at home and get caught on some classics you may have missed.

Robert Bresson’s A Man Escaped, 

Elaine May’s Mikey and Nicky,

Kenji Mizoguchi’s  The Life of Oharu

Wim Wenders’ [...]


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September 22 at 10:00am

I Love This Series (and virtually anything Jeffrey Lewis does!)

On my perfect planet, Jeffrey Lewis would be mandatory listening, reading, watching in all high schools.  He would be our biggest media star.  I consider the night I first head him (at Joe’s Pub with Vanessa) one of my favorite music experiences.

 


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September 9 at 10:00am

Proof How Indie Film Requires So Much Support

If we didn’t have the Indie Film support organizations, you wouldn’t have indie films in the theater.  Cinereach, IFP, Film Independent, SxSW, Tribeca, Sundance, and yes, my new home, the San Francisco Film Society — it takes more than a village; it takes a freakin’ army.

The proof is in the pudding.  Look at all the films in theaters this week.  All these films were discovered at Sundance and supported by these various organizations.  Where would they be without them?  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  And just the start.  If you don’t go see them — and soon — our very culture will be threatened!

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD written by Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar and directed by Benh Zeitlin

http://www.foxsearchlight.com/beastsofthesouthernwild/

 

HELLO I MUST BE GOING written by Sarah Koskoff and directed by Todd Louiso

http://hello.oscilloscope.net/

 

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON written by Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias and directed by Ira Sachs

http://keepthelightsonfilm.com/

 

LITTLE BIRDS written and directed by Elgin James

http://littlebirdsmovie.com/

 

SLEEPWALK WITH ME written by Mike Birbiglia, Seth Barrish, and Joe Birbiglia  and directed by Mike Birbiglia and Seth Barrish

http://www.sleepwalkmovie.com/

 

COMPLIANCE written and directed by Craig Zobel

http://www.magpictures.com/compliance/

 

THE WORDS written and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal

http://www.thewordsmovie.com/

 


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September 1 at 10:00am

The Seven Social Sins

Gandhi was a wise man.  I think he got this right:

Seven social sins:

  1. politics without principles
  2. wealth without work
  3. pleasure without conscience
  4. knowledge without character
  5. commerce without morality
  6. science without humanity
  7. worship without sacrifice


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