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Screening is believing

Five must-see documentaries at the huge San Francisco International Film Festival. Plus: Rare Finnish movies and a ton of SFIFF previews.

Looking over the Overlook

Filmmaker Rodney Ascher entices viewers into 'Room 237'

Able fables

Fairy-tale inspiration done right, in two delightful imports

Ennui and I

Pen-ek Ratanaruang's 'Thai Dreams' screen at YBCA

Are you experimental?

SF Cinematheque unleashes Crossroads 2013

In the blood

CAAMFest's family-focused (but not necessarily family-friendly) films

Truth and daring

Must-see docs highlight the newly renamed CAAMFest

The Nonconformist

'And God Created Jean-Louis Trintignant' celebrates a legendary career

If you’re nasty

Exotic terrors and fast women abound in the Roxie's latest 'pre-Code' series

Go South

San Jose's Cinequest unleashes stars, docs, dramas, and zombies -- plus Harrison Ford, Salman Rushdie, and Chuck Palahniuk

No talking

Vintage stars shine at Silent Winter

Heat of the moment

Local retrospectives spotlight Japan's innovative Art Theater Guild

My campy Valentine

Fall in love with vampires, acid, severed hands, and interplanetary war at the Vortex Room

Muppets, manholes, and mayhem

Local filmmakers screen eyepopping shorts at IndieFest

Weird tales

Filmmaker Don Coscarelli on Elvis, Bigfoot, and 'John Dies at the End'

Triumph of the Wiener Dog

Indie icon Heather Matarazzo talks 'Welcome to the Dollhouse'

Old joy — and pain

San Francisco filmmaker (and Oscar nominee!) Sari Gilman talks 'Kings Point'

Damnation investigation

A new doc goes to hell and back

Hardly strictly British

Classics, premieres, and a 2013 Oscar nominee at the Mostly British Film Festival

Nero worship

The original 'Django' rides again at the Castro

High midnight

'The Hills Run Red' fest showcases lesser-known spaghetti westerns

Golden doodles

Oscar predictions (and wishful thinking) for 2013

Bigger than Bigelow

Bin Laden thriller 'Zero Dark Thirty' courts controversy — and acclaim

No headbutting?

A Lee Child fan follows Jack Reacher to the big screen