What’s Screening: May 18 – 24

Indiana Jones, Douglas Fairbanks, Mitchum vs. Peck, triple Vertigo, and a movie Beyond the Infinite - and all on Bay Area movie screens this week. Also, one film festival. Festivals CAAMFest continues through the week Vertigo, Vertigo, & Vertigo Over the weekend, three movie theaters will present special screenings of most people's favorite Alfred Hitchcock … Continue reading What’s Screening: May 18 – 24

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Isle of Dogs, An American in Paris & A Man for All Seasons

I see a lot of films for very specific reasons - they're part of a film festival, I'm reviewing them, and so forth. The others are ones that I just want to see…or see again. Here are three of those others: A- Isle of Dogs (2018), Cerrito After the whimsy of Moonlight Kingdom and The Grand … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Isle of Dogs, An American in Paris & A Man for All Seasons

Last Sunday at the Nitrate Picture Show

The people running The Nitrate Picture Show, the film festival in Rochester, NY I attended last weekend, reminded us several times that this wasn't just canned entertainment. The act of projecting decades-old nitrate film is a form of live performance. Before each feature, we were asked to turn around and applaud the two expert projectionists … Continue reading Last Sunday at the Nitrate Picture Show

Last Saturday at the Nitrate Picture Show

When a film festival celebrates a technology, as does The Nitrate Picture Show, and it's located at the George Eastman Museum, you should expect more than just movies. Last weekend's event included two lectures by preservationists, workshops on making nitrate film, and tours of more than the nitrate vaults. I attended a Technology Collection tour, … Continue reading Last Saturday at the Nitrate Picture Show