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  • Nov 3, 2011
    Thursday

    Shoot Online: "Bodega Goes Bicoastal, Opens San Francisco Office Under Exec Producer/Partner Clint Goldman"

    "Bodega, a New York-based content creation/production company, has extended its reach Westward with the opening of a San Francisco shop headed by executive producer/partner Clint Goldman." More at shootonline.com.

  • Nov 1, 2011
    Tuesday

    Napa Register: "Napa Goes Big Right out of Film Fest"

    "After whetting local appetites through a successful soft launch last year, 91 films are now listed in the 2011 Napa Valley Film Festival program guide. Those films—many of them short—will be played on 12 screens throughout the Napa Valley, including screenings in Calistoga, Yountville, St. Helena and the city of Napa." More at napavalleyregister.com.

  • Nov 1, 2011
    Tuesday

    Daily News: "Animator John Lasseter to Recieve Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame"

    "John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, will receive the 2,453rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today," reports Daily News Wire Services. More at dailynews.com.

  • Oct 27, 2011
    Thursday

    Balboa Theatre Saved: SFNTF Partners With Gary Meyer to Keep Theatre Open

    Press release: The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation announced today that it is partnering with Gary Meyer to keep the City’s historic Balboa Theatre (1926) open and to develop a sustainable long-term plan for the theater. The Theater Foundation also announced it has reached an agreement to lease the theater through 2024—securing the future of one of San Francisco’s oldest operating cinemas. More at sfntf.org.

  • Oct 24, 2011
    Monday

    San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Announces New Executive Director

    Press release: The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival announced its new Executive Director: Lexi Leban, who begins working with the festival November 7, 2011. A longtime member of the Bay Area film community, Lexi has worked in all aspects of film, from production to distribution. She’s also worked with numerous film festivals, including the Mill Valley Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, and the Global Social Change Film Festival in Bali. Lexi is currently Academic Director of the Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Program at the Art Institute of California, where she built the department from its inception. Her most recent feature documentary, Girl Trouble, which follows young girls in San Francisco’s juvenile justice system, aired on PBS’s acclaimed series Independent Lens in January of 2006, and won Best Bay Area Documentary at the San Francisco International Film Festival. More at sfjff.org.

  • Oct 24, 2011
    Monday

    Thompson on Hollywood: "Film Independent Names Lab Participants, Sloan Award Winners"

    "After their weekend-long Film Independent Forum," reports Sophia Savage, "FIND announced eleven filmmakers and nine projects for their 11th annual Producers Lab, and named Brent Hoff and Malcom Pullinger the winners of the 5th annual $25,000 Sloan Producers Grant." More at indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood.

  • Oct 20, 2011
    Thursday

    Wired: "At Popcorn Hackathon, Coders Team With Filmmakers to Supercharge Web Video"

    "Filmmakers and coders hunkered down for two days of creative collaboration here during a first-of-its-kind hackathon that explored the future of web video — specifically Popcorn.js, Mozilla’s HTML5 media toolkit designed to amp up interactivity" reports Angela Watercutter. More at wired.com.

  • Oct 19, 2011
    Wednesday

    San Francisco Chronicle: 'Online publication sf360.org closing down"

    "The launch of SF360.org, an online publication devoted to covering the entire Bay Area film community, was one of San Francisco Film Society Executive Director Graham Leggat's first initiatives when he took over the organization," writes Pam Grady. "...in November, a victim of financial realities and organizational changes in the wake of Leggat's recent death, SF360.org will cease publication." More at SFGate.

  • Oct 19, 2011
    Wednesday

    SF Film Society Names Bingham Ray Executive Director

    Press release: San Francisco Film Society announced the appointment of Bingham Ray as its executive director, effective November 7, 2011. Ray comes to the San Francisco Film Society from New York City, where he recently served as the first run programming consultant to the Film Society of Lincoln Center, executive consultant to the digital distribution company SnagFilms and adjunct professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. More at sffs.org.

  • Oct 17, 2011
    Monday

    Wall Street Journal: "George Lucas Self-Finances Action Movie About Tuskegee Airmen"

    "Star Wars creator George Lucas is betting millions of his own dollars that moviegoers will be drawn to an action movie about African-American fighter pilots in World War II," reports Christopher John Farley. "Mr. Lucas has self-financed a new film entitled Red Tails inspired by the true story of the first organized group of African-American fighter pilots in the U.S. armed forces." More at wsj.com.

  • Oct 10, 2011
    Monday

    SF Chronicle: "Netflix Kills Plan to Split Off DVD Rentals"

    "Netflix Inc. is abandoning its widely panned decision to separate its DVD-by-mail and Internet streaming services," reports Peter Svensson, "because it would make them more difficult to use." More at sfgate.com.

  • Oct 10, 2011
    Monday

    Variety: "Fritz Manes Dies at 79"

    "Fritz Manes, who had a long association with Clint Eastwood, producing, exec producing or associate producing a dozen of the films Eastwood directed between 1977 and 1986," reports Variety, "died of lung and brain cancer on Sept. 27 in Sherman Oaks, Calif." More at variety.com.

  • Oct 6, 2011
    Thursday

    AP: "Steve Jobs told us what we needed before we knew"

    AP: "Steve Jobs saw the future and led the world to it. He moved technology from garages to pockets, took entertainment from discs to bytes and turned gadgets into extensions of the people who use them," writes Jordan Robertson. "Jobs, who founded and ran Apple, told us what we needed before we wanted it." More at sfgate.com.

  • Oct 6, 2011
    Thursday

    CNN: "Steve Jobs Led the Way in Pop Culture"

    "As chairman and chief executive officer of Pixar," reports Lisa Respers France, "Jobs led the way in marrying the endless possibilities of technology with the glitz and glamour of the entertainment industry." More at cnn.com.

  • Oct 4, 2011
    Tuesday

    First Showing: "Disney Re-Releasing More Pixar/Disney Classics in 3D in 2012/2013"

    "Disney has officially announced today that 'on the heels of the phenomenal success' of The Lion King 3D, they're now setting up 3D re-releases of four Disney/Pixar classics over the next two years, starting with Beauty and the Beast in 3D," reports Alex Billington. More at firstshowing.net.

  • Sep 30, 2011
    Friday

    Just Out: " 'We Were Here' Opens Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Fest"

    "The 15th annual Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Fest opens tonight," reports Amanda Schurr, "with a screening of David Weissman’s latest documentary, We Were Here." More at justout.com.

  • Sep 29, 2011
    Thursday

    J Weekly: "Executive Director Stepping Down But Not Away From S.F. Jewish Film Fest"

    "After an eight-year tenure as the festival’s director," reports Dan Pine, "[Peter Stein] is stepping down Oct. 3 — and once again becoming a regular film festival fan." More at jweekly.com.

  • Sep 27, 2011
    Tuesday

    UC Berkeley: " ‘Presumed Guilty’ Wins Emmy for Best Investigative Journalism"

    Presumed Guilty was nominated for three Emmys — outstanding investigative journalism (long form), best documentary and best research — and has received some 20 festival awards," reports Cathy Cockrell. More at berkeley.edu.

  • Sep 27, 2011
    Tuesday

    Beyond the Box: " 'Art & Copy' Wins News and Doc Emmy Award"

    "The documentary, which aired last season on Independent Lens, reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time." More at beyondthebox.org.

  • Sep 26, 2011
    Monday

    USA Today: "Netflix Snatches Dreamworks Rights From HBO"

    "The multiyear deal announced Monday," reports Michael Liedtke, "will give Netflix's streaming service the exclusive rights to show the latest content from DreamWorks, the studio behind a list of popular franchises that includes Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar." More at usatoday.com.


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  • 10/24/2014
    Bayflicks.net

    What’s Screening: October 24 – 30

    No festivals this week, but some good movies. And a lot of scary ones. I’m putting the Halloween movies–which make up the bulk of this newsletter–at the bottom. B+  2001: A Space Odyssey, Castro, Sunday and Monday. I used to worship Stanley Kubrick’s visualization of Arthur C. Clarke’s imagination, but it hasn’t aged all that […]

  • 10/19/2014
    Bayflicks.net

    Jayne Mansfield’s Car

    I wrote this review in 2012, expecting that the film would eventually be released theatrically. It never happened–at least not in the Bay Area. However, as it’s available on disc and pay-per-view, I’ve decided to publish the review. C Drama Written by Tom Epperson & Billy Bob Thornton Directed by Billy Bob Thornton When Sling […]

  • 10/5/2014
    Senses of Cinema

    Everywhere, But Not Yet Nowhere: The 63rd Melbourne International Film Festival

    It’s only natural for the film festival to get philosophical. This is not to accuse the long-running Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) of deliberate naval-gazing – it achieves this almost entirely through the mere feat of continuing to exist. The thickening fog of uncertainty surrounding the future of cinema – as a venue, an art […]

  • 10/5/2014
    Senses of Cinema

    Welcome to issue 72 of our journal

    This issue is dedicated to one of the true legends of Australian screen culture, John Flaus, who turned 80 in April this year. The extensive “tribute” dossier that dominates this edition of Senses of Cinema marks a little over 60 years since the start of John’s involvement in “cinema” in Australia, and tracks his extraordinary […]

  • 10/14/2014
    An Eternal Thought in the Mind of Godzilla

    Trying to wonder now what good it all did me. Still here in this place where I have to test it out every day. Hand out the window, neighbors wondering what’s wrong. We never ask, we never see each other. Running from sidewalk to doorway. Inverted giant triangle pointed downwards like sword point ...

  • 10/12/2014
    An Eternal Thought in the Mind of Godzilla

    Happy Price

    Sharp Fox Face. She is walking past ruins of burnt building behind koban, moving away from Basketball Street and towards Spain zaka and from there points unknown. Pinpoint vector lines connecting motion of muscle tissue to cloud shapes overhead. Giant hands in the sky above cupping the Yamanote l...


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