film

5:24pm

Tue October 9, 2012
Arts & Culture

Arab Film Festival: Private Sun sheds light on being a Palestinian woman

Private Sun, Courtesy: Arab Film festival

This weekend marks the Arab Film Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area, with 40 films showing this year from all over the Arab world.

The Palestinian short film Private Sun deals with the ironic reality of being Vitamin D deficient in a sun-drenched country like Palestine. It’s increasingly a problem among the country’s women, many of whom cover their bodies in public.

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5:08pm

Tue September 11, 2012
Arts & Culture

The "ever turning wheel of life" on film

Imagine you can witness the most beautiful, and most disturbing, sights in the world. Riding a hot air balloon over exquisite Burmese temples; descending into poisonous sulfur mines in Java; meeting robot clones in Japan; exploring factory farms in China. These are some of the images of Samsara: a new feature film from Emeryville director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson now showing in Berkeley and San Francisco.

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4:46pm

Wed August 8, 2012
Arts & Culture

Oakland youth view their neighborhoods through a new lens

Some of the Warriors for Peace outside of The Spot
Courtesy of The Spot

More of a police presence and better police community relations are good ways to prevent violence, but a group of young men in Oakland are trying a different approach. They call themselves "Warriors for Peace,” and they are part of a violence prevention program that equips and trains teens to make films about Oakland. The hope is that from behind a lens, they will see their city, and themselves, a little differently. 

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5:28pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Arts & Culture

Local noir cinema is "The Stuff that Dreams are Made Of" at the Old Mint

While The Birds and Vertigo may be some of the more obvious classic films featuring the Bay Area, a new exhibit showing at the Old Mint building in San Francisco is exploring the obvious, the not so obvious, and the downright obscure. The exhibit is entitled "The Stuff that Dreams are made of: San Francisco and the Movies," and it shows scripts, collectibles, artwork and posters from films shot in San Francisco. One room is dedicated to movie posters from classic Noir films related to the City by the Bay.

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10:12pm

Wed May 30, 2012
Out in the Bay - May 31, 2012 - Dexter Davis

Black gay film mogul Dexter Davis on tonight's Out in the Bay (7pm Thursday)

D Street Media's CEO Dexter Davis: How does an openly gay African-American man become a film mogul? He acted like one. Hear Marilyn Pittman's interview with D Street Media CEO Dexter Davis. His global film production and distribution company includes productions in Berlin, Buenos Aires and Los Angeles.

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