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Tagged with: Taiwan

Screen Grabs: Hail international film, including African, Palestinian rarities

Plus: Homage to Italian soundtrack champ Ennio Morricone and Edward Yang's 'Taipei Stories'.

Screen Grabs: Look out, there’s an Oscar in your shorts

This year's nominated animated, live action, and documentary shorts are a mixed bag, but there are some rewarding watches.

Under the Stars: At 50, Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble brings mystic soul visions

Plus: Gu zhen techno in Chinatown, hot ESG doc, Beatles karaoke, more musical delights

Screen Grabs: 50 years of downs and ups for extraordinary ‘Holy Mountain’

Jodorowsky’s masterpiece once truly defined underground cinema. Plus: 'The Star Wars Holiday Special' resurrected, Taiwanese gems, more

Under The Stars: 30 years of Cypress Hill’s iconic hip-hop album ‘Black Sunday’

Plus: DJ Yuka Yu plays for Claude at Academy of Sciences, Margo Cilker, Ana Frango Elétrico, Ohio Players, Seba & Paradox

Screen Grabs: Don’t mess with brilliant, spitfire director Christine Choy

From Tiananmen Square's dissident exiles to the roiling Mississippi Triangle, the driven filmmaker tackles deep subjects

Good Taste: The best Bay Area Restaurant Week deals

The next few weeks bring high-value specials to San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and Alameda.

Ficks’ Picks Epic List: Our favorite films of 2021 (or so)

A mega-countdown of recommended movies, videos, and even double features recently released

Frameline Fest puts Pride onscreen, from laptop to Jumbotron

Senior lesbian rockers, baby drag queens, and Bay Area transgender heroes shine in 45th LGBTQ film showcase

Nevermind the Oscars: Here’s Ficks’ Picks favorite flicks of 2020 (and beyond)

The overlooked, the underseen, and more: Unmissable gems to search out, from a very strange cinematic era