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  • Goldmouth

    Goldmouth

    ★★★★½

    Digital? at Beyond Baroque in Venice Beach.

    Caught this with Bob Branaman in person.

    For those who aren't familiar with Bob Branaman, he's one of the last Beats. He arrived in SF in 1959, eventually befriending the likes of Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Bruce Conner (Bob shot portions of "Looking for Mushrooms"), and Stan Brakhage.

    Apparently this film came about through the kindness of Wallace Berman loaning him a 16mm camera (a format Bob couldn't usually afford). Lawrence Ferlinghetti came…

  • Burn Karma Burn

    Burn Karma Burn

    ★★★★

    vimeo.com/20843132

    A man's life floats by on screen, weaving in and out of scenes like working through one's memory.

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  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    ★★★★

    35mm Print. This film is a beauty. The shot of Shelley Winters underwater should be in museums. I swear Seymour Skinner is channeling Robert Mitchum in this movie.

  • A Summer at Grandpa's

    A Summer at Grandpa's

    ★★★★

    35mm print. I might be a sucker for films made through the eyes of children, but this one seemed especially truthful and Hou's style is a perfect fit for examining childhood dreams and realities. The plot is simple, a young boy and his sister spend a summer at their grandparents' house in the country while their mother is ill. They spend their days climbing trees, swimming in a stream, searching for missing cattle, and as the official synopsis states "coming…