What’s Screening: February 26 – March 4

Cinequest continues down in San Jose. Balboa Birthday Bash, Balboa, Sunday, 7:00. The anniversary celebration will include a new, silent short subject shot at the Balboa, magician James Hamilton, singer Linda Kosut, a birthday cake, and a screening of the 1926 haunted house comedy The Cat and the Canary, accompanied live by Dave Miotke. A … Continue reading What’s Screening: February 26 – March 4

SFIFF: James Schamus to Receive Screenwriting Award

I’ve just received a press release regarding the upcoming San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22 - May 6). Frequent Ang Lee collaborator James Schamus will receive this year’s Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting. In addition to writing or co-writing most of Lee’s films, Schamus also runs Focus Features, making him a art-house studio … Continue reading SFIFF: James Schamus to Receive Screenwriting Award

Coming Attractions

Just a quick note to share some upcoming events. The Stanford will start a Kurosawa festival this Saturday. The schedule has yet to be announced, but it will tentatively start with Seven Samurai. Check here for more information. And The San Francisco Silent Film Festival made an exciting announcement about their summer festival (July 15-18). … Continue reading Coming Attractions

What’s Screening: February 12 – 18

IndieFest continues through Thursday at the Roxie. And the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum runs its Mid-Winter Comedy Festival this weekend—Friday through Sunday. A The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Castro, Wednesday. Terry Gilliam  followed Brazil with this big, splashy fantasy spectacular about the legendary teller of tall tales. The Baron’s alleged exploits had been filmed … Continue reading What’s Screening: February 12 – 18