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Eccentric, heroic, tragic and charismatic characters are at the heart of some of the 57th San Francisco International Film Jay reinke homosexual relationship pictures 's most memorable documentaries.

Winner of the Golden Gate Award for Documentary Feature was The Overnightersabout a compassionate Lutheran minister who provides shelter for impoverished job seekers Jay reinke homosexual relationship pictures Williston, a small North Dakota community that has become a boomtown for fracking.

Rents have skyrocketed, and many of the migrants, even those who find work, can't afford to live there. Director Jesse Moss spent two years in Williston, filming without a crew and following Pastor Jay Reinke as he struggled against community opposition.

Moss' unobtrusiveness afforded him intimate access to Reinke and his "overnighters," earning their trust and eliciting remarkable confidences. Every autumn, a motley group of misfits gathers in Chemult, Oregon, to hunt the valuable matsutake mushroom. In Japan the prized delicacy fetches hundreds of dollars a pound, and during the two-month season, hunters can earn thousands.

Dosa, who had learned about Chemult as a graduate student in cultural anthropology, followed several hunters during the season, but ultimately concentrated on two: How the two men bonded over their shared experiences is at the core of "a search for healing, meaning and family in the wake of profound violence," Dosa wrote in the festival's blog.

Fittingly, The Last Season had its world premiere at the festival, where Dosa worked before leaving to make the film. When Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren began filming The Dogthe real-life inspiration for an iconic movie character was still basking in a spotlight Jay reinke homosexual relationship pictures had moved away from him decades earlier. The directors spent years filming John Wojtowicz, a gay New Yorker whose quixotic effort to finance his lover's sex-change operation inspired the hit film Dog Day Afternoonwhich starred Al Pacino as a bank robber based on Wojtowicz.

They found him not only willing, but eager to tell the rest of his story. There's a lot more to tell, and it's all fascinating, if not always absolutely factual. It took ten years to finish the film, and Wojtowicz, who died inwould probably be thrilled to finally be the star of his own movie.

Unlike Wojtowicz, who enjoyed his brief notoriety, Burt Shavitz, the subject of Jody Shapiro's Burt's Buzzis visibly uncomfortable with his worldwide celebrity.

Walk into any drugstore, and you'll see Shavitz's face as Jay reinke homosexual relationship pictures bearded elderly hippie logo of Burt's Bees lip balm and other grooming products.

The real-life Burt, who abandoned his former career as a photojournalist in New York in the s to live a simple, solitary life in the country, casually fell into beekeeping, and earned a meager living selling honey by the side of the road. His life changed when he fell in love with an entrepreneurial woman, who began making candles from his beeswax, and the business blossomed into a multimillion dollar enterprise.

The relationship soured, Quimby bought out Shavitz, and sold the company to Clorox. Shavitz reluctantly remained the face of Burt's Bees, and the contrast between his hermit-like life in a rustic Maine cabin and his personal appearances in places like Taipei, where he's greeted by hordes of screaming teenage girls, gives Burt's Buzz its resonance.

But their subject, Mark Landis, has something to hide. For decades, he's been forging works of art, and donating them to 46 museums in 20 states. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, Landis, who says he's done nothing illegal, since no money changed hands, calls himself a "philanthropist.

The two finally come face-to-face, in the most dramatic way imaginable, at a museum exhibition devoted to Landis' forgeries.

Indie rock singer-songwriter Elliott Smith, who died inis remembered in Nickolas Rossi's wistful biography Heaven Adores Youwhich had its world premiere at the festival. Produced by Smith's high-school friend Kevin Moyer, the film features previously unreleased tracks and interviews with Smith, who spent years making music in Portland, and battled depression and substance abuse.

Rossi said his film was "not necessarily a biography, but a tribute, a gift to all the fans. Jay reinke homosexual relationship pictures the most dedicated pop music fan knows the name of talent manager Shep Gordon, but Gordon's address book is filled with names of celebrities who consider him a friend, from longtime client Alice Cooper to actor Michael Douglas, to celebrity chef Emeril Legasse.

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The Legend of Shep Gordondirected by comedian Mike Myers, many of them tell outrageous stories, and testify to what a mensch Gordon is. But it's Gordon himself who is the best raconteur.

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Jay reinke homosexual relationship pictures tales of his wild youth as an occasional drug dealer and rock 'n' roll hustler, to sharing joint custody of a stray cat with neighbor Cary Grant, to making yak butter tea for the Dalai Lama, Gordon's stories are a delight. Fond, funny, gossipy and consistently entertaining, the film shows why, as Myers says in the film, "Shep is the nicest person I've ever met, hands down.

At 85, she could be forgiven for resting on her laurels. Like a Gallic Sister Wendy, Varda explores whatever form of art takes her fancy: Renaissance Madonna paintings and Brazilian superheroine totems; walking on a Paris street with a cartoon cat created by famously reclusive filmmaker and "Jay reinke homosexual relationship pictures" friend Chris Marker; or dressing up as a potato to promote her own mixed-media installation, Potatotopiaat the Venice Biennale. Far from a dilettante, Varda is a knowledgeable and delightful guide to all things artistic.

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In Julie Bertuccelli's School of Babelthe characters are a group of immigrant middle-school students from around the world living in Paris and spending a school year in a "reception class" to bring them up to speed so they can integrate into regular classes.

The film shows the students' struggles in their own words and without narration, and their issues are about more than just learning a language and customs. A boy from South America refuses to speak French because he doesn't want to forget Spanish.

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