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October 20 at 11:00am

Our Vision Of The Universe Is A Time Machine

Time travel is go.  When we look into Extreme Deep Field aka Space we see the past.  We photograph the past. We approach the past.  It is time travel.

When you look into space, when technology renders it real for us, when we capture the images, our imagination soars.  Without art, we’d have less science.  Without science, we’d have less art.  Peanut butter & jelly.  Blucheese and fresh figs.

 


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October 18 at 3:30pm

You Too Will Be Glad You Moved Here

“Fog is cool” I said to myself as I stumbled in from a weekend nosh of idiosyncratic food and drink.  Diverse places and people in a city nestling with nature.  It sure isn’t NYC — and that’s a good thing.  I took it as an omen that this video popped up as I thought of my wife  soon joining me here in my new home.  Change is a wonderful thing, particularly positive change and the joy of having someone to share it with.

How great would it be if San Francisco was the Indie Film Hub, and this time instead of a group of aspiring artists and entrepreneurs trying to make it, it emerged as a true community that knew that it had to work together, amassing and learning from mistakes, forever aiming to make deeply resonate work, regardless of individual authorship, work that celebrates the expansive aspects of life today, doesn’t shy away from complexity or lack of comfort, and is based on exploration far more than declaration.  Ah, a person can dream….


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October 16 at 4:00pm

On Behalf Of Women Everywhere, Lesley Gore Sings To Mitt

Hat tip to @vhopeful

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October 14 at 11:00am

First The Feature (Script), Then The Short

We hosted Anna Boden as an Artist In Residence at The San Francisco Film Society recently.  I found it interesting to hear her say she and Ryan Fleck had been inspired by Peter Sollet’s RAISING VICTOR VARGAS and the prize-winning short that preceded it 5 FEET HIGH & RISING.  They had written the HALF NELSON script and in trying to figure out how to do a short that could help get the feature made they decided to shift the focus away from the focus on the teacher (later played by Ryan Gosling in the feature) and put in on Shareeka Epps the student (and who stars in each the short and feature).  This is the short  GOWANUS BROOKLYN that helped get the feature HALF NELSON shot.


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October 13 at 10:30am

True Facts About Hedgehogs

Via Metafilter

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October 6 at 4:00pm

Punk Rock’s Cranky Old Man Speaks The Truth

I saw Black Flag live for the first time around 1984 and they blew my mind, full throttle.  To see Henry Rollins powered by the band’s onslaught was to see rage and force and commitment unleashed.  It was scary fun and is forever seared onto my DNA. I owe a debt to that band (among others).  That must be why I find it so much fun to see him now tell it like it is, in his “cranky old man” guise — but he really gets it right, and you don’t have to be a “young person” to need to be reminded of this advise.  It is not fair, but so what?  Be stronger and don’t let their good fortune or bad ways get in the way of what you know must be done.

But oh man was he anything  but that back when:

 And check out this show too when it really was just people in a garage letting loose.


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October 5 at 11:30am

Beautiful & Sad, Confused & Lost… Glorious.

Dash Shaw (Bodyworks, Bottomless Bellybutton), John Cameron Mitchell, Sigur Ros.  What more could you want?


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