Film series grounds itself in sacred lands

Many massive private and public industrial projects threaten to destroy lands that are considered sacred by indigenous groups. With the world rapidly changing through globalization, industrialization and consumerism, there is a price to be paid from the increased commodification of our earth’s resources. “Standing on Sacred Ground” is a four-part
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Mill Valley Film Festival displays growth in all stages of life

“The Dandelions” As arthouse hits “Jules et Jim” and “Amelie” have shown in the past, French films have always had a talent for imbuing life with a whimsical charm, with a certain joie de vivre. Continuing in this tradition, “The Dandelions” freewheels through the vibrantly colorful yet psychologically troubled childhood
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‘Gravity’ film tackles weighty issues of life and death

Alfonso Cuaron has an unmatched ability to transport audiences out of the cinema and to uncharted lands of make-believe. In 1995, he made the world of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s turn-of-the-century children’s story “A Little Princess” come alive in film. In 2004, he darkened the halls of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft
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Student film festival features a mixing of media

Last Wednesday night, the Pacific Film Archive screened the annual “Bay Area Student Film Festival,” a showcase dedicated to exploring the talent and creative perspectives of student filmmakers in the area. The festival accepted submissions of any short films less than 20 minutes — experimental or narrative — from students
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Films on farms, fatalities and the French

The fifth annual Oakland Underground Film Festival brought local and international films to Bay Area audiences. From documentaries to shorts to full-length features, OakUFF demonstrated what it means to be truly underground in an age when that title is so loosely applied. The festival provided local beer from Drake’s Brewing
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Metallica film is full of anthems of a burning world

The silent roadie, Trip (Dane DeHaan), casually skates toward the Metallica concert and sees James Hetfield in a flaming hot rod. Afterward, he walks past Robert Trujillo prepping his bass in his studio, which shakes the entire room. Metallica’s legacy precedes itself; they have sold more than 180 million albums
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