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Events listings are compiled by Paula Connelly. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. WEDNESDAY 7 Dead-ication Booksmith, 1644 Haight, SF; (415) 863-8688. 7:30pm, free....

SFIFF 52: Opening night

The scene: the Castro Theatre. The event: opening night of the 52nd annual San Francisco International Film Festival. The crowd: mob-sized. Benjamin Bratt prefers it...

SF Weekly’s anti-porn prude

By Tim Redmond The New York Post -- whoops, it was actually the SF Weekly -- was shocked and horrified by the concept that a...

Reel leaders

The Year in Film 2008: Top flick picks from critics and filmmakers

Kink dreams

Peter Acworth's fetish porn empire takes over the San Francisco Armory to create a new kind of dot-com

“The Exiles” on Main Street

A lost American vision returns to light up the night at the Castro

SFIAAFF: Take one

A quick guide to some Asian American Fest features

There will be cocktails

Robert Redford on the Sundance Kabuki and SF film fests

Defying the injunction

Targeted gang members say they'll risk jail to keep gathering in the Western Addition

Domestic disturbance

Emotion trumps class in Live-In Maid

Ponder or ignore? Enjoy

Choice words about image culture as the SF International Film Festival hits 50

Take 50

Our picks for the SF International Film Festival

Heavenly battles and broken skies

It's past time to look beyond the big Hollywood three to emerge from Mexican cinema

Deliverance

Kelly Reichardt's achingly beautiful Old Joy

Boys? What boys?

Boyskout's leader Leslie Satterfield sets the Mission camp aflame

Oh TV, up yours!

Animal Charm, Bryan Boyce, and TV Carnage chart the outer limits of piracy

Trash hits Toronto

Bright lights and the heart of movie theater darkness

Blood brothers

DIY filmmakers Rick Popko and Dan West pursue guts and glory

Doing the Cannes-Cannes

Gary Meyer of the Balboa is at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Here is the first of his reports from the Croisette and the...

The 49er

The San Francisco International Film Festival turns a corner before turning 50