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What to see at the 35th SF Jewish Film Festival

Don't schvitz! From Hitchcock to DJ AM, here are six essential picks from the sprawling annual cinematic feast, beginning Thu/23. By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks SCREEN GRABS The 35th Annual...

Watch out: 5 more from Frameline 39

Porn patriarchs, Kenyan rebels, cute couples, stud strippers, and even more at the huge LGBT film festival By Marke B. SCREEN GRABS I remember my first...

Watch out: What to see at Frameline 39

Mexican muxes, Indian desire, drunk guidance counselors, Tab Hunter, Yes Men, and a straight-again James Franco at the world's largest LGBT film fest. By Dennis...

Now watch this: our essential SFIFF58 guide, part 2

Uncomfortable Hamburger, Ukrainian unrest, optometrist vs. demon, border town peacemakers, an IPhone 5S feature, and deaf-mute 'Tribe.' By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks SCREEN GRABS Part two of our...

Now watch this: our essential SFIFF58 guide, part 1

Mommy horror, obsolescent humans, anti-trafficking activism, and the latest from Jenni Olsen and Guy Madden at the SF International Film Fest. By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks SCREEN...

Peaches Christ dives back ‘Underground,’ with wild shorts

San Francisco Underground Short Film Fest brings mayhem, creativity, fierce looks to Victoria Theatre, Fri/17. By Marke B. SCREEN GRABS You'll smile. You'll scream. You just...

Keep watch at Crossroads, new visions await

Cinematheque's treasured annual festival brings more than 50 experimental filmmakers to Victoria Theatre's screen, April 10-12.   By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks SCREEN GRABS My first exposure to...

Out with the new: Disposable Film Fest skirts the video edge

Eighth annual mini-festival features low-cost films made on mobile devices, Thu/9 at Castro Theatre.  By Marke B.   SCREEN GRABS We're so used to walking around with lightweight...

Dan Savage’s pornucopia of skin flicks comes to Roxie

Sex writer's Hump! Tour features amateur porn galore, sleek to raw, Feb. 25-28. By Marke B. SCREEN GRABS What's it like watching a dozen homemade pornographic movies...