film

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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6:02pm

Mon October 20, 2014
Arts & Culture

Harnessing the political power of "Nuns on a Bus"

http://www.nunsonthebusmovie.com/

As head of the Catholic Social Justice group network, Sister Simone Campbell, who is a nun, worked for immigration reform, healthcare, and economic justice. In 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was being debated in Congress, she wrote a letter in support of the bill, and was able to get 60 signatures from religious orders in the US on it.

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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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6:18pm

Mon August 18, 2014
Arts & Culture

Takei: The most accepted outsider ever

To Be Takei

Takei was one of the first stars to portray Asian Americans in a positive light on the small screen. But he’s been a role model in other ways too. In 2005, at the age of 68, he came out as gay and became a fierce advocate for marriage equality. He’s also spoken out against the kind of hatred that landed him and his family in the a Japanese-American internment campo during World War II.

In her new film 'To Be Takei', Jennifer Kroot takes a close look at Takei’s life, spanning from his recent activism to his internment as a child. Kroot spoke with KALW's Hana Baba.

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