cinema

5:44pm

Tue November 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

Oddball Film and Video creates an unusual night at the movies

In the stacks at Oddball Film and Video.

Ever wonder what happens to films too bizarre for the big, or even small screen? Many of them end up at Oddball Film and Video, a stock footage company in San Francisco’s Mission District. Oddball houses more than 50,000 unusual films, most of them on their original 16mm reels. The collection has everything from vintage erotica to outlandish commercials to quirky after-school specials.

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6:11pm

Thu September 18, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Life and Death of The Golden Gate Bridge (In Movies)

The Golden Gate Bridge after a Kaiju attack (from "Pacific Rim")

Disasters often befall the Golden Gate Bridge. You know, in movies.

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8:06pm

Thu August 28, 2014
Out in the Bay ~ 8/28/14 ~ 7pm Thursday

Marriage begets crisis in "Love is Strange"

Love is Strange is a new film starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as an older gay couple, together 39 years, who get married after New York legalizes same sex marriage. That's when their troubles begin.  Hear scenes from the film and hear director and co-writer Ira Sachs tell us about his inspiration. Eric Jansen hosts. Love is Strange opens in San Francisco Bay Area theaters Friday August 28.  (Broadcast Thursday, 8/28/14)

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12:00pm

Thu June 14, 2012
Arts & Culture

Cinema in the city: San Francisco as a backdrop for classic films

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’s Ben Trefny went on a drive with Kovacs to talk about film history as set in San Francisco.

TREFNY: Let’s go back to Arthur and Lillie for a moment. Tell me about that movie that you went to the Academy Awards for.

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4:08pm

Thu May 3, 2012
THIS AMERICAN LIFE LIVE!

Donate to KALW & be part of This American Life LIVE!

This Thursday, May 10th at 8pm, Ira Glass and This American Life will do a live show in New York City that will be broadcast via satellite to theaters across the country.  Ira Glass will be joined by David Rakoff, Mike Birbiglia, Glynn Washington and other special guests, including the band OK Go!

You can be there – and help support KALW’s May Membership Campaign.

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