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Oakland’s Two Black Panthers: The Movie And The Movement

Feb. 19
Sandhya Dirks / KQED

“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler talks about the indelible bond between Oakland and the film.

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Ryan Coogler Helms A Smart, Entertaining 'Black Panther'

Feb. 16
By Beth Accomando

The day has finally come. Marvel’s eagerly anticipated “Black Panther” has opened.

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Inaugural Black Comix Day Celebrates Independent Black Artists And Creators

Feb. 15
By Beth Accomando

With Marvel’s "Black Panther" poised to take over the box office this weekend, it’s the perfect time to shine the spotlight on independent black artists and creators.

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Filmmaker Larry Cohen To Present 'The Private Files Of J. Edgar Hoover'

Feb. 15
By Beth Accomando

This Sunday veteran independent filmmaker Larry Cohen, director of "It's Alive" and "The Stuff," will be at the Museum of Photographic Arts to present his 1977 film "The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover."

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Podcast Episode 136: A Valentine To The Rapturous Romanticism Of Wong Kar-Wai

Feb. 14
By Beth Accomando

My idea of a good date movie is "Shaun of the Dead." So maybe I'm not the best person to be making Valentine's Day recommendations. But there's one contemporary filmmaker who consistently tackles love with such lush romanticism that even I swoon at his movies. That filmmaker is Wong Kar-Wai. So as much as I hate Cupid's silly holiday, here's a Valentine to Wong Kar-Wai.

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'The 15:17 To Paris' Film Uses Real Life Heroes To Play Themselves

Feb. 8
By Beth Accomando

On Aug. 21, 2015, three young American men thwarted a terrorist attack on a European train. That act of heroism is the center of Clint Eastwood's new film "The 15:17 to Paris." The novelty of the film is that the three real heroes play themselves.

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'The Blood Is At The Doorstep' Closes Human Rights Watch Film Festival On Sunday

Feb. 2
By Beth Accomando

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival opened last night at the Museum of Photographic Arts. The festival closes on Sunday with Erik Ljung's documentary "The Blood is at the Doorstep."

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Podcast Episode 135: Batman '66 Exhibit

Feb. 2
By Beth Accomando

Fifty-two years ago ABC launched the TV show "Batman" and forever changed the pop culture landscape.

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Ken Cinema Mixes It Up For A Week Of Classics

Feb. 1
By Beth Accomando

Landmark's Ken Cinema is serving up another week of classics and that is always cause for celebration.

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival Spotlights Social Justice Issues

Feb. 1
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The 8th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival runs Thursday through Sunday at the Museum of Photographic Arts at Balboa Park. It features "The Blood is at the Doorstep,” a documentary by a San Diego State graduate about police violence and activism.

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Noir On The Boulevard Kicks Off With 'The Maltese Falcon'

Jan. 25
By Beth Accomando

Femme fatales, private dicks, gumshoes, and Mickey Finns — welcome to the world of film noir. Starting this Sunday at Digital Gym Cinema you can enjoy classic noir every month courtesy of Film Geeks SD.

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Horrors! Oscar Gives Well-Deserved Attention To Genre Films

Jan. 23
By Beth Accomando

The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning. See what made the list and what didn't.

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Holy Nostalgia! Batman '66 Exhibit Brings Back Great Memories

Jan. 22
By Beth Accomando

In 1966 ABC launched the "Batman" TV show starring Adam West and Burt Ward as the Caped Crusaders. Although it was canceled after three seasons, the show has remained a fan favorite.

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January Noir Book Of The Month Club: 'The Maltese Falcon'

Jan. 19
D.A. Kolodenko

The Noir Book of the Month Club officially launches with Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon" and a guest blog by D.A. Kolodenko.

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'Phantom Thread' Weaves A Unique Love Story

Jan. 18
By Beth Accomando

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis claims that once again he plans to retire from acting. If that’s true then “Phantom Thread” is a beautiful film to end a career on.