Saturday at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

I saw five feature films Saturday at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, and three were about socially unacceptable romances (and yes, they were all heterosexual).. Lights of Old Broadway Marion Davies plays identical twins separated at birth, but that's not what this comedy is really about. It's a love story set against the Irish … Continue reading Saturday at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Friday at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Another busy day at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival . You Never Know WomenWilliam  Wellman directed this  entertaining tale set an acrobatic troupe. Problems come up when a wealthy cad sets his sights on a beautiful acrobat, who doesn't realize that the head of the  troupe loves her. Much worse, she doesn't realize that … Continue reading Friday at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Thursday at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Thursday was the first full day at the  San Francisco Silent Film Festival. And believe me; it was full.. Amazing Tales From the Archives The free, 10am show this year presented four illustrated lectures. The first had San Francisco's Silent Film Festival's Robert Byrne, along with Thierry Lecointe, discussing flip books made from early films. … Continue reading Thursday at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

What’s Screening: May 3 – 9

This week in Bay Area movie screens: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Dr. Ruth, Tom Hanks, Barry Jenkins, Stanley Kubrick, Marlon Brando, and film festivals silent, Asian, and truthful. Festivals The San Francisco Silent Film Festival continues through Sunday. Read my preview. Doclands also continues through Sunday CAAMFest (The Asian-American Film Festival) opens Thursday New films opening A- … Continue reading What’s Screening: May 3 – 9

The Cameraman & Opening Night at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

I'm going to try to cover the San Francisco Silent Film Festival day by day, which isn't easy when the days are so long. So please excuse me if my grammar and spelling aren't the best. So lets get going with the opening night screening of Buster Keaton's The Cameraman. But before the movie, the … Continue reading The Cameraman & Opening Night at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Giant monsters, giant Texas, & getting through War and Peace: What’s playing at the Castro in May

Have you checked the Castro Calendar since April ended? You have a lot of good chances to enjoy movies on the big screen. Outside of festivals, which I'm covering in other ways, these are the most exciting things coming up at the Castro in May, in order of excitability: War and Peace (Saturday, May 25, … Continue reading Giant monsters, giant Texas, & getting through War and Peace: What’s playing at the Castro in May