Posts Tagged: SFIFF53

Gary Snyder Event May 3rd in San Francisco

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On Monday evening, SFIFF53 is presenting a short documentary about the life and work of Gary Snyder, The Practice of the Wild, and I recommend it; the film is interesting, plus this event will be a rare chance to see Snyder in person, as he doesn’t do much in the way of public appearances any […]

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SFIFF53: Dispatch #6, Weekend Picks

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Coverage of the San Francisco International Film Festival by Rumpus Film editor Jeremy Hatch. There’s some great, possibly-overlooked-by-you stuff coming up in the festival today through Sunday, and these picks will give you the details on: a documentary by Tim Hetherington about a platoon in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley; Kore-Eda’s new, touching film about an inflatable […]

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SFIFF53: Dispatch #5, Don Hertzfeldt

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Coverage of the San Francisco International Film Festival by Rumpus Film editor Jeremy Hatch. When programming director Rachel Rosen took the stage at the Kabuki last Friday night to present the Persistence of Vision Award to Don Hertzfeldt, she said, “let’s face it: we live in a narrative feature-length world,” and talked about how much […]

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SFIFF53: Dispatch #4, Opening Night, Micmacs

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Coverage of the San Francisco International Film Festival by Rumpus Film editor Jeremy Hatch. This is my third year covering film in San Francisco, but this opening night, which took place last Thursday, was the first I’ve ever attended, for any festival. For one thing, I really wanted to go to this particular one: Micmacs […]

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SFIFF53: Dispatch #3, Picks Through Wednesday

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Coverage of the San Francisco International Film Festival by Rumpus Film editor Jeremy Hatch. Today and over the next few days, I’ll be filing reports on the festival events and one-time screenings I attended over the weekend — opening night, Don Hertzfeld, Walter Murch, Sam Green’s Utopia in Four Movements — but for now I […]

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SFIFF53: Dispatch #2, Top Films to See

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Coverage of the San Francisco International Film Festival by Rumpus Film editor Jeremy Hatch. At the press conference for the festival given a few weeks ago, programming director Rachel Rosen characterized the selections as, overall, showing a return to basics and beauty — there is much less shaky cam work and jagged editing than there […]

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SFIFF53: Dispatch #1, Events Preview

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The largest and, arguably, the most glamorous film festival in San Francisco is about to get underway for the 53rd year in a row, and the Rumpus has been watching selected films and listening to buzz for the past two weeks. (The full schedule and tickets are available online from this page.) Read on for […]

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