An excerpt from

                      Future Noir: The Making of BLADE RUNNER.

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One of the most fascinating questions still haunting BLADE RUNNER 35 years after its release is a simple query – is the Replicant-hunting Blade Runner Rick Deckard a replicant himself? Continue reading

Telluride Film Festival Round-Up 2017

By Risa Nye

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Poster design by Lance Rutter

Labor Day weekend, 2017. Once again, into the San Juan mountains for several days of sitting in the dark watching movies. The 44th Telluride Film Festival began with the usual excitement and buzz, mixed with the uncertainty of what was to come. Some folks already had the inside scoop about screenings, but I went into my first movie with no prior knowledge—just the anticipation that this would be an experience unlike any other, including previous festivals at Telluride.

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Medianoche is a type of sandwich that was created in Cuba and is popular in late night clubs, especially in Havana and Miami.


A handful of places in the San Francisco Bay Area make good Cubanos but when restaurant vets Madelyn Markoe (Tacolicious, Tres, Boxing Room) and Jessie Barker (Nopa, Tres) took their first trip to the island in 2015 they came back with a new appreciation of the culture, music and especially the cuisine.

The result, Media Noche opened in early 2017 and will also be making its Eat Drink SF debut. The annual food, wine and spirits event celebrates world class chefs and restaurants August 24-27 at Fort Mason. There are several “Grand Tastings” and Media Noche will be offering tastes of their deliciousness on Saturday night.

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You Can Teach A Dog New Drinks

Trick Dog is one of those unique San Francisco saloons that is creating signature cocktails and serving delicious food. It is also a place with a terrific sense of humor and personality that encourages regular visits for a great fun time.

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“Head bartender Kim Roselle dances through the orders with the speed of a club-bartender and the dexterity of a gymnast,” wrote Hamish Smith in his recent “The World’s 50 Best Bars.” He continues, “Her and her team’s job is not as simple as in other volume bars. The drinks—this year’s menu has an American theme—are eclectic affairs, taking in half a dozen otherwise unfamiliar ingredients in the glass.”

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Making Promises

An excerpt from Stories Make the World by Stephen Most

Since the beginning of human history, stories have helped people make sense of their lives and their world. Today, an understanding of storytelling is invaluable as we seek to orient ourselves within a flood of raw information and an unprecedented variety of supposedly true accounts. In Stories Make the World, award-winning screenwriter Stephen Most offers a captivating, refreshingly heartfelt exploration of how documentary filmmakers and other storytellers come to understand their subjects and cast light on the world through their art. Drawing on the author’s decades of experience behind the scenes of television and film documentaries, this is an indispensable account of the principles and paradoxes that attend the quest to represent reality truthfully.

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