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SF International Film Festival

  

April 2, 2018: The San Francisco International Film Festival starts April 4th. Over 200 works will screen over two weeks. In a time when more people are watching movies on their devices than in theatres, what is the future of film? Will the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements change who's making films and whose stories get told?

Philosophy Talk: The Culture Industry

Mar 23, 2018

Is truly great art possible under a capitalist system, or is capitalism destined to produce cultural crap?


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The long shadow of Sir Churchill.

Sandip Roy remembers the iconic Indian actress Sridevi, who died unexpectedly on Feb. 24, 2018. Age 54.  

Tenderloin Museum's Katie Conry: Sights & Sounds

Feb 22, 2018
Tenderloin Museum

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. The Tenderloin Museum's executive director Katie Conry told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Philosophy Talk: The 5th (Mostly) Annual Dionysus Awards

Feb 20, 2018

What movies of the past year challenged our assumptions and made us think about things in new ways?


99% Invisible: Money Makers

Feb 16, 2018

TV and movies are full of characters who come across suitcases full of cash. It’s a fun plot device—what will the characters do with all this easy money?

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 A work of art sparking protest is nothing new, but Padmavati takes the art of taking offence to another level.

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Once the white man came to India to lift the natives out of their heathen darkness 

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Thao Nguyen is known for her music, and for the band she's led for the past 10 years — Thao and the Get Down Stay Down.

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When she was young Jeannette Walls wanted nothing more than to escape her crazy, chaotic family. 

A debate about whether Nolan’s Dunkirk whitewashes history is perfectly legitimate but

Sights & Sounds: Rasheed Shabazz

Apr 27, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Rasheed Shabazz, Media, Arts & Culture Director at RYSE Center in Richmond told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

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Back in 2003, the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science published a study of Arab Muslim portrayals in a Hollywood movies. Out of 900 films, only a dozen had a positive portrayal. 

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When I was a little boy I once lost my parents in a busy market in Kolkata. I was probably lost for all of 15 minutes.

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Lost Landscapes

Dec 15, 2016
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All week long, we've been playing this sound and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

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Zoe Elton, Director of Programming for the Mill Valley Film Festival reviews "Arrival" starring Amy Adams.

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Tiffany Shlain's latest film is called "50/50" because it shares the story of what the world used to look like and can look with true equality.

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Mill Valley Film Festival director Zoe Elton reviews Kelly Reichert's film, "Certain Women."

Award-winning historian Dr. Amanda Foreman argues that a history that pushes women to the margins is an untruth that must be challenged.

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Interview: Producer H.P. Mendoza

Mar 8, 2016
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While musicals about paying rent are at least as old as the musical “Rent”, there’s only one musical ever about living in a town best known for its cemeteries. 

Sandip Roy: Oscar Gold

Mar 2, 2016

  This year saw the Academy Awards ceremony awash in racial controversy.

More than The Good Dinosaur, Pixar’s latest and greatest, what really excites me is the short that accompanies it, Sanjay’s Super Team.   It’s a story Sanjay once told me sitting in his apartment in the East Bay.

Tony Maniscalco

 

Nowadays, all young lovebirds need to get the romance flowing is a Netflix account and a bag of Microwave popcorn. Back in the 1950's and 60's, date night happened at the drive-in. Imagine rows of cars with couples inside, and steam on the windows—think of the movie Grease.

We've all heard about the "Bechdel Test" for women in film. But what needs to happen for women to reach parity with male directors, producers, writers and actors? 

An iconic Indian "Bollywood" film reminds Sandip Roy that a solid relationship can transcend the oceanic gap of language.

  

On the July 23rd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the new feature film The Stanford Prison Experiment. 

Satyajit Ray put India on the map of world cinema with his Apu Trilogy, and the negatives were thought to be destroyed in a fire.

It might take a village to raise a child. But it took three continents to raise one little village in Bengal from its ashes.

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

This story originally aired on September 18, 2014.

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