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Archive for June 2011 | Monthly archive page

Jun 22

Directed by Julia Haslett United States, Italy, Sweden, 2010 85 min. English “Attention is the rarest and purist form of generosity,” said Simone Weil,one of the great thinkers of the 20th century. Weil, who was raised by a secular Parisian Jewish family and lived during the rise of Fascism in Europe, paid close attention to

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Jun 22

Directed by Julia Haslett United States, Italy, Sweden, 2010 85 min. English “Attention is the rarest and purist form of generosity,” said Simone Weil,one of the great thinkers of the 20th century. Weil, who was raised by a secular Parisian Jewish family and lived during the rise of Fascism in Europe, paid close attention to

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Jun 22

A Co-Presentation of San Francisco Cinematheque and the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival The adage “truth is stranger (and more fascinating) than fiction” certainly applies to this year’s collection of not-so-short shorts, three documentary portraits of three unique women: a fiery wise-cracking 100-year-old Polish immigrant, who happens to be the cousin of rocker Lou Reed;

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Jun 22

A Co-Presentation of San Francisco Cinematheque and the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival The adage “truth is stranger (and more fascinating) than fiction” certainly applies to this year’s collection of not-so-short shorts, three documentary portraits of three unique women: a fiery wise-cracking 100-year-old Polish immigrant, who happens to be the cousin of rocker Lou Reed;

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Jun 17

Maya Deren’s Sink (2011) by Barbara Hammer A Co-Presentation of San Francisco Cinemathque and Frameline35 This evocative tribute to the mother of American avant garde film calls forth the spirit of one who was larger than life as recounted by those who knew her. Friends and contemporaries float through her homes, recalling in tiny bits

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