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Good Read: ‘Dogtown Redemption,’ Saga of Oakland Recyclers, Gets Sundance Consideration

December 2, 2013 | 10:30 am

Good Read: ‘Dogtown Redemption,’ Saga of Oakland Recyclers, Gets Sundance Consideration

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From the L.A. Times: Oakland filmmakers await word on whether festival will screen documentary.

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Watch Oakland Filmmaker Ryan Coogler Accept the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for ‘Fruitvale’

January 28, 2013 | 7:00 am

Watch Oakland Filmmaker Ryan Coogler Accept the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for ‘Fruitvale’

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And the winner is…. “Fruitvale.” The film about the final days of Oscar Grant, who was shot dead by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle in 2009, won big at Saturday’s Sundance Film Festival Awards. “Fruitvale” earned both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the U.S. Dramatic competition. The movie was directed by Oakland’s […]

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January 22, 2013 | 2:52 pm

Oakland Filmmaker’s Oscar Grant Film Picked Up by Weinstein Co.

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The Weinstein Co. has purchased rights to a feature film about the death of Oscar Grant, according to the Los Angeles Times: In a deal for about $2 million, the Weinstein Co. has acquired rights to the drama “Fruitvale,” shown at the Sundance Film Festival, according to a person close to the film who was […]

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San Francisco Film Critic Mick LaSalle on His Call For Less Violence in Films

January 14, 2013 | 4:05 pm

San Francisco Film Critic Mick LaSalle on His Call For Less Violence in Films

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It’s a rare moment when a San Francisco Chronicle Columnist finds common ground with the executive director of the National Rifle Association. That happened this month when Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle put out a call to stanch the flow of cinema carnage. Wayne LaPierre of the NRA made a similar appeal just weeks before. […]

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The Return of the Parkway: Oakland Theater Tries to Revive Tradition

November 16, 2012 | 4:20 pm

The Return of the Parkway: Oakland Theater Tries to Revive Tradition

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by Lauren Benichou Movie sequels rarely do as well as the originals. The owners of the New Parkway Theater are betting that trend doesn’t apply to theaters themselves. On Nov. 30, the New Parkway Theater hopes to replicate the success of the beloved Parkway Theater at the foot of Park Boulevard in Oakland where the […]

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