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Final Reviews From SFFILM 2021

Posted April 20, 2021 by

Marilyn Agrelo’s documentary “Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street” winningly recounts the roots of legendary children’s television program “Sesame Street.”  It shows how the magical talents of director Jon Stone, Muppets creator Jim Henson, composer Joe Raposo, and
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More Reviews From SFFILM Festival 2021

Posted April 20, 2021 by

Legendary investigative journalist I.F. Stone famously said “All governments lie.”  Nanfu Wang’s flawed but still worthwhile documentary “In The Same Breath” shows why Stone’s pronouncement is unfortunately still true.  Her new film assesses the history of the Chinese and American
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3 Democrats May Block Ellis Act Reform

Posted April 13, 2021 by

Breaking News:  Key Democrats Push to Kill Bill The security of millions of California tenants could be decided on Thursday, April 15 as the Assembly Housing Committee votes on AB 854. AB 854 prevents speculator evictions under the Ellis Act,
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Reviews From SFFILM 2021

Posted April 13, 2021 by

The documentary “Radiograph Of A Family” may primarily be filmmaker Firouzeh Khosrovani’s account of her parents’ marriage.  But it also manages to be an affecting metaphorical mid-20th century history of Iran’s two major cultural strands without being cloying or blatantly
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Can Biden End Homelessness?

Posted April 6, 2021 by

Cities Must Open Neighborhoods to Unhoused America’s homelessness crisis is an affordable housing crisis. It was triggered when low-income residents priced out by late 1970’s urban gentrification failed to get the Section 8 certificates (or other subsidies) necessary for them
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Beyond Chron Celebrates 17th Birthday

Posted April 6, 2021 by

Boosting Tenant, Housing and Tenderloin Issues for 17 Years Beyond Chron was launched on April 7, 2004. Why did the Tenderloin Housing Clinic and a tech-unsavvy activist like me start an online publication? Beyond Chron emerged in response to the
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