San Francisco Silent Film Festival, Part 1

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival is the closest thing to a movie marathon I've experienced in decades. For three of its four days, it runs movie after movie from 10:00am until nearly midnight, with breaks that generally last an hour or less. Seeing everything--or almost everything--requires stamina and sleep deprivation. Attending the festival, and … Continue reading San Francisco Silent Film Festival, Part 1

What’s Screening: May 30 = June 5

There's at least one film festival running every day this week. The San Francisco Silent Film Festival dominates the weekend, closing Sunday. But the Green Film Festival runs through Wednesday. And DocFest opens Thursday. A- The Navigator, Castro, Sunday, 9:00. Buster Keaton in his spoiled rich boy mode, finds himself stranded on a drifting ocean … Continue reading What’s Screening: May 30 = June 5

What’s Screening: May 23 – 29

I Wake Up Dreaming continues (which sounds better than "I will continue to wake up dreaming") through Sunday. Then, after three festival-free days, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and the Green Film Festival both open on Thursday. A- The Grand Budapest Hotel, Lark, opens Friday. Once again, Wes Anderson is playing with us, and … Continue reading What’s Screening: May 23 – 29

Two Pre-code Crime Flix at Roxie Noir Festival: I Wake Up Dreaming

Saturday afternoon, I made my way to the Roxie to attend a program in the theater's current Film Noir festival, I Wake Up Dreaming. Like most of the 13 programs on the festival's schedule, it was a double bill (the rest are triple bills). It was a fun afternoon, but not an exceptional one. The … Continue reading Two Pre-code Crime Flix at Roxie Noir Festival: I Wake Up Dreaming

What’s Screening: May 16 – 22

If you're looking for dark and depressing entertainment, you might want to visit the Roxie this week. Their noir festival, I Wake Up Dreaming, opens tonight and plays through the week. That's it for festivals this week. But here's what else is going on. B+ Palo Alto, Kabuki, Embarcadero, California, Guild, Rafael, opens Friday. Based … Continue reading What’s Screening: May 16 – 22