Four surprising facts from early film history

Historical reality has a way of conflicting with the what we all assume. Here are four totally surprising, unintuitive facts about the early days of cinema. Animation preceded live action The first moving images weren't photographed. They were drawn. Parlor toys such as the Zoetrope used multiple illustrations to create the illusion of movement--as cartoons … Continue reading Four surprising facts from early film history

What’s Screening: October 17 – 23

The Bay Area ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival closes Sunday. The  Arab Film Festival continues through the end of this week. The Petaluma International Film Festival opens its three-day run today. And Bertolucci – A Film Series, takes up one glorious day on Saturday. Bertolucci – A Film Series, Castro, Saturday. Here's your chance to see … Continue reading What’s Screening: October 17 – 23