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The Pacific Film Archive Celebrates Jacques Becker

Posted July 31, 2018 by Peter Wong

Berkeley’s Pacific Film Archive is currently celebrating the great French director Jacques Becker with a month-and-a-half long retrospective.  The occasion for the Becker celebration is the Archive’s theatrical screenings of the charming Bertrand Tavernier documentary “My Journey Through French Cinema”
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Reviews From San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 38

Posted July 17, 2018 by Peter Wong

Gilda Radner, the subject of Lisa D’Apolito’s sometimes heartbreaking festival opener “Love, Gilda,” had a talent for making the truth funny through naivete.  Such characters as Emily Litella and Roseanne Roseanndanna helped meteorically propel Radner to fame on “Saturday Night
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The November Elections and VA Privatization

Posted July 12, 2018 by Suzanne Gordon

As we approach the mid-term elections, the issue of VA privatization should play an important role  at the ballot box.  The nation’s 9 million veterans – and their friends and families – aren’t the only ones who should be concerned
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Nicola Griffith’s “So Lucky” Tackles Disability Rights

Posted July 12, 2018 by Peter Wong

Saying Mara Tagarelli has Multiple Sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) to be specific, does not define her as a person though way too much of the world acts otherwise.  Nicola Griffith’s new novel So Lucky may be about Mara’s emotional
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Wrap-up Reviews From Frameline 42

Posted July 10, 2018 by Peter Wong

Frameline 42’s Closing Night Film “Studio 54” looks at the legendary titular 1970s nightclub for the Beautiful People. Matt Tyrnauer’s lively documentary shows how Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager transformed a decrepit CBS studio into a nightly racial and sexual
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