cinema http://kalw.org en Cinema in the city: San Francisco as a backdrop for classic films http://kalw.org/post/cinema-city-san-francisco-backdrop-classic-films <p>Steven Kovacs is a movie man. A Harvard PhD, he co-produced the Oscar-nominated short doc Arthur and Lillie in 1975. He also produced, wrote, and directed a number of other features and is now a professor of cinema studies at San Francisco State. KALW&rsquo;s Ben Trefny went on a drive with Kovacs to talk about film history as set in San Francisco.</p><p>TREFNY: Let&rsquo;s go back to <em>Arthur and Lillie</em> for a moment. Tell me about that movie that you went to the Academy Awards for.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 19:00:21 +0000 Ben Trefny 6396 at http://kalw.org Cinema in the city: San Francisco as a backdrop for classic films Donate to KALW & be part of This American Life LIVE! http://kalw.org/post/donate-kalw-be-part-american-life-live <p>This Thursday,&nbsp;May 10<sup>th</sup><sup>&nbsp;</sup>at 8pm, Ira Glass and&nbsp;<em>This American Life </em>will&nbsp;do a live show in New York City&nbsp;that will be broadcast via satellite to theaters across the country.&nbsp; Ira Glass will be joined by David Rakoff, Mike Birbiglia, Glynn Washington and other special guests, including&nbsp;the band&nbsp;OK Go!</p><p>You can be there &ndash; and&nbsp;help support KALW&rsquo;s May Membership Campaign.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 23:08:23 +0000 Matt Martin 10060 at http://kalw.org Donate to KALW & be part of This American Life LIVE!