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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‘Don Jon’ charms and goes deep

It’s every guy’s dream — write and direct a movie about sex featuring Scarlett Johansson. And then cast yourself alongside her as the leading man. Hollywood’s favorite charmer Joseph Gordon-Levitt has done just that. Gordon-Levitt wrote and stars in “Don Jon,” his directorial debut about two lovers coping with very
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‘Breaking Bad’ series finale live blog

As the saying goes, all bad things must come to an end. Join Ian Birnam, Michael Rosen, Sean Wagner-McGough and Youssef Shokry for the series finale of “Breaking Bad” as we send off Walt, Jesse and the rest in a finale full of Nazis, ricin, machine guns and a bearded
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