See More SFIFF: Big Sur, God Loves Uganda, and Let the Fire Burn

See More SFIFF: Big Sur, God Loves Uganda, and Let the Fire Burn

Now screening in Bay Area theaters: Michael Polish's film adaption of Jack Kerouac's Big Sur; investigative documentary on American Evangelism and homophobic practices God Loves Uganda; and penetrating archival documentary Let the Fire Burn .

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How I Gave Up on the Film Industry and Did What I Loved, Part 2

How I Gave Up on the Film Industry and Did What I Loved, Part 2

By Jacob Kornbluth

So there I was.  I had totally given up on my film career in LA, and gone to live in Berkeley, CA.  In trying to put together a fiction film, I had met Robert Reich and become friends with him.  Reich and I had started making short videos together, they were successful, and I had begun thinking about how to make a film about what had happened to the American economy and the Middle class.  But I had no idea where to start.

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How I Gave Up on the Film Industry and Did What I Loved, Part 1

How I Gave Up on the Film Industry and Did What I Loved, Part 1

 By Jacob Kornbluth

My first documentary, Inequality For All, opens theatrically on September 27 in the top 25 markets.  This is an extraordinary release for a doc, and I couldn’t be any more proud of the film. 

As I go from film fest to film fest, people ask me all the time – when did you get the idea for the film?  The strange but true answer is this: I got the idea for the film when I gave up on the film industry. 

 

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See More SFIFF: Afternoon Delight, Good Ol' Freda and Populaire

See More SFIFF: Afternoon Delight, Good Ol' Freda and Populaire

Jill Soloway's Afternoon Delight, produced by SFFS Board Member Jen Chaiken, Beatles documentary Good Ol' Freda, and SFIFF56 Audience Award winner Populaire are now screening in Bay Area theaters.

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