Articles tagged sfiff

SFIFF 2017: ‘Landline’ - Disfunction and Difficult Transitions in the ‘90s

Landline relishes its '90s setting, focusing on face-to-face interaction over the emotionally isolating communicative technology used today, as a means for exploring larger issues.

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SFIFF Spotlight: Latin American Cinema

The San Francisco International Film Festival celebrated Latin American cinema this year with a selection of diverse, engaging films. PopMatters takes a look at six of the best selections from the festival this year.

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SFIFF Day 7: Frances Ha + Everyday Objects

Stories about the ordinary lives of young women have abounded at film festivals this year. As we look at two of the most popular at SFIFF, we ask whether or not these films are as interesting as they're made out to be.

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SFIFF Spotlight: Vengeance!

Vengeance plays a prominent role in three audience-favorite films at the San Francisco International Film Festival this year. This classic theme lends itself to fast-paced, intriguing films about humans deal with darker urges.

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SFIFF Spotlight: Three Heartwarming Picks

Film festivals are usually synonymous with tough, challenging films and avant garde works. Yet even the most serious film festival can offer lighthearted picks that provide viewers an escape from the worries of our troubled world.

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Atiq Rahimi Chats with the Audience About ‘The Patience Stone’

Atiq Rahimi's new movie is a powerful portrait of a woman struggling to care for her comatose husband and protect her two young daughters in war-torn Afghanistan.

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SFIFF Day 2: ‘Blackfish’ + ‘The Act of Killing’

Should documentaries adopt the traditional story structure found in narrative cinema? Two films at SFIFF provide a powerful argument for why documentaries should be treated as much more than straightforward narratives.

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Gremlins and the Housewife in 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'

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"The house itself wants to pull the neurotic woman into its maw and absorb her whole as a literal housewife.

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