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Last Fast Ride: The Life, Love and Death of a Punk Goddess

Narrated by Henry Rollins, Last Fast Ride: The Life, Love and Death of a Punk Goddess tells the story of Marian Anderson, the lead singer of The Insaints. She reigned as one of San Francisco's most provocative and controversial lead singers of the '90s, but her personal demons ultimately led to her untimely demise.

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A Brush with the Tenderloin

What happens when a soft-spoken artist decides to paint a fanciful mural on one of San Francisco's diciest street corners? A colorful collection of locals interact with artist Mona Caron and end up playing key roles in the mural's evolution in A Brush with the Tenderloin.

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Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone

Narrated by Laurence Fishburne, Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone reveals the creative alchemy, the clash of egos, and the enduring friendships behind Fishbone's storied career.

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Ladies of the Gridiron

View Briana Young's short film, Ladies of the Gridiron, which needles into the huddle for a full-impact look at one of the final frontiers of gender equality: women's tackle football.

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The Damnedest, Finest Ruins

The Damnedest, Finest Ruins examines the 1906 earthquake and fire, which burned for three days. With restored silent film footage, rare archival photographs, and the remastered voice of Enrico Caruso, it challenges the official story of what happened on those terrible days.

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Reborning

Reborning examines the craft of life-like dolls and is part of the episode Truly CA Shorts: State of Discovery, which features five short films exploring the California experience.

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One Plastic Beach

View Tess Thackara and Eric Slatkin's short film, One Plastic Beach, which follows artists Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang to Kehoe Beach, where they collect their art supplies: plastic debris.

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de Young

View Peter Max Lawrence's short film, de Young, an experimental portrait of the museum's building in San Francisco.

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Unhitched

Erin Hudson and Ben Wu's Unhitched is a portrait of Northern California community that has transformed travel trailers into permanent homes.

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The Legend of Toilet-Seat Charlie

View Jeremy Kaller's short film, The Legend of Toilet-Seat Charlie, which explores one man's love of rock 'n' roll and his relationship with the community that cherished him.

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Plasticity

View Ryan Malloy's short film, Plasticity, which profiles three innovators who are redefining the use of urban space in San Francisco.

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Roz (and Joshua)

View Charlene Music's short film, Roz (and Joshua), which tells the story of a mother's love for her child.

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Amy

Filmmaker Susan Rivo reveals her lifelong attachment and deep bond with a stuffed animal received at birth in this poignant and hilarious personal narrative.

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