The A+ List: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance at the Pacific Film Archive

Sunday night, I attended a screening at the Pacific Film Archive of one of my favorite western's, John Ford's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance--another film on my A+ list [URL changed 12/14/2015] of movies that I've loved dearly for decades. The PFA screened it as part of the series Cinema According to Víctor Erice. In … Continue reading The A+ List: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance at the Pacific Film Archive

Early DeMille and early Tarkovsky: Saturday at the movies

I saw two different movies at two very different theaters on Saturday. The Cheat at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum I not only attended this screening. I was part of it. I introduced this 1915 Cecil B. DeMille melodrama at the Broncho Billy Silent Film Festival. Among major American auteurs, DeMille stands alone as something … Continue reading Early DeMille and early Tarkovsky: Saturday at the movies

What’s Screening: June 26 – July 2

Two film festivals this week: Frameline, our LGBTQ festival, closes its long running on Sunday. Broncho Billy Silent Film Festival opens today (Friday) and runs through the weekend. B+ The Cheat, Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, Saturday, 12:30 Cecil B. Demille's darkly erotic melodrama of lust, greed, and conspicuous consumption was way ahead of its time--especially … Continue reading What’s Screening: June 26 – July 2

What’s Screening: June 19 – 25

In festival news, Frameline continues through this week. But, in a push against Frameline, Outside the Frame opens today and runs through Sunday. No, it's not a Republican homophobic festival, but one that "challenges Frameline's complicity with Israeli apartheid," under the banner "Queers for Palestine." B Akeelah and the Bee, Roxie, Sunday, 10:30am A talent for … Continue reading What’s Screening: June 19 – 25