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Art School | Apr 25, 2014

Animated Abstraction with Jodie Mack

Jodie Mack creates stop motion animation using everyday objects and a vintage Bolex camera.   

NPR Film | Apr 11, 2014

'Vivian Maier' Brings Nanny-Photographer's Life Into Focus

In 2007, filmmaker John Maloof bought thousands of undeveloped negatives at an auction. Now, he and Charlie Siskel present Finding Vivian Maier, a film about the reclusive woman behind the photos. By Ella Taylor   

NPR Film | Apr 11, 2014

On 'Draft Day,' A Coach Faces His Own Big Game

Like the glitz of the day itself, Draft Day tries to win over audiences with big names, the power of the NFL and tons of money. But as football fans know, these elements don't always mean a win. By Ian Buckwalter   

Movies | Apr 09, 2014

In Human Rights Watch Film Festival, a Tender and Triumphant Spirit

San Francisco's Human Rights Watch Film Festival is a small documentary showcase featuring six films from the flagship festivals in New York and London. But as limited as the selection may be, the content is expansive, traveling the globe and covering issues as varied as women's rights, poverty, marriage equality and a failed judicial system. By Liz Mak   

Movies | Apr 07, 2014

California Films: Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

Melvin Van Peebles' 1971 film introduced the blaxploitation genre by vigorously challenging film history and form. By Jon Brooks   

Movies | Apr 02, 2014

Midseason Form: 5 to Watch

Themed film bashes and international masters prime the palate for April's big dog, the S.F. International Film Festival. By Michael Fox   

Festival Report | Apr 01, 2014

SFIFF Unveils Lineup, Race for Tough Tickets Is On

Our guide to the hot tickets at this year's San Francisco International Film Festival, which announced its lineup today. By Michael Fox   

NPR Film | Mar 28, 2014

For Actor Michael Peña, A Transformative Role As Cesar Chavez

The new film Cesar Chavez tells the story of the civil rights leader who fought to secure a living wage and better working conditions for farm workers. Michael Peña talks about playing the lead role. By Tell Me More Staff   

NPR Film | Mar 28, 2014

'Jodorowsky's Dune': The Greatest Film That Never Was

Director Frank Pavich tells the story of cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky's attempt to adapt Frank Herbert's novel Dune into what might have been the trippiest movie of the '70s. By Ian Buckwalter   

Movies | Mar 23, 2014

California Films: The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk is a fascinating and enormously moving look at a man and a movement, and at an important era in both San Francisco and LGBT history. By Jon Brooks   

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  • 'Madagascar' Director Polishes His Penguin Voice

    Tom McGrath, an executive producer of Penguins of Madagascar who also co-directed the first three films in the franchise, says he came to voice the part of the penguin Skipper kind of by accident.

  • In Bowling Alleys And In Rock Clubs, The Dude Abides

    The Big Lebowski star Jeff Bridges is known as an actor, but he's been playing music for just as long. "Whenever I'm working, I'll have my guitar with me," he says.

  • Remembering 'Comic Meteor' Mike Nichols

    Critics sometimes carped that they couldn't find a unifying theme to his work, but Nichols had fun doing different things. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the actor, director and comedian.

  • In 'The Homesman,' Wind Is The Sound Of Insanity

    Two composers became instrument builders to score the film, set in the pioneer days of the American West. "We both knew what the movie sounded like. We just had to find it," Tommy Lee Jones says.

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