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San Fran Fest Honoring Three

The San Francisco Film Festival will honor avant-garde filmmaker George Kuchar, cinematographer Ernest Dickerson and the late French director Jacques Demy.

Fest’s 34th edition (April 26 to May 9) will also unspool Jean-Luc Godard’s “Nouvelle Vague,” Ousmane Sembene’s “The Camp At Thiaroye,” Manoel de Oliveira’s “No, Or The Vain Glory Of Command,” Agnieszka Holland’s “Europa, Europa,” Otar Iosseliani’s “And There Was Light,” Mike Ockrent’s “Dancin’ Thru The Dark,” Tian Zhuangzhuang’s “Li Lianying, The Imperial Eunuch” and Slamet Rahardjo’s “My Sky, My Home.”

Event also will highlight several new works by young filmmakers, including Jane Campion’s “An Angel At My Table,” Barbara Kopple’s documentary “American Dream” and Hal Hartley’s “Trust.”

This year’s restored classic will be Fritz Lang’s silent “Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler,” originally released in two parts in 1922.

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