Thursday, April 22, 2021

Tag: Silent Film Festival

Screen Grabs: Build your own silent film festival

For years the San Francisco Silent Film Festival was a July event, and this summer would have marked its 25th anniversary—but due to you-know-what, that big Castro Theatre shebang...

Screen Grabs: Cinemas go dark, but here’s what to watch

As I write this on Monday the 16th, “shelter-at-home” decrees around the coronavirus have negated any need to tell you about all the individual festivals, screenings and venues that...

Screen Grabs: Monsters (and wonders) of history awaken

The holiday season tends to induce nostalgia, and while Hollywood is always very interested in directing your leisure dollars towards big new commercial movies, sometimes you feel like watching...

Screen Grabs: The Nude Vampire, Babylon, Gay USA…

SCREEN GRABS For those not glued all weekend to the SF Silent Film Festival (see our preview here), there’s actually another film festival to consider: DocLands, the California Film Institute’s...

Silent Film Fest ranges afar—but don’t worry, there’s still Buster

It's been edging in this direction for a while, and it’s probably not a strategy that can or should be repeated ad finitum. But still, this year's SF Silent Film...

Screen Grabs: Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, Roma, The Favourite …

SCREEN GRABS This is no time for Christmas shopping, at least if you’re a film buff—not only is the genre festival Another Hole in the Head (previewed last week) already in...

Arts Forecast: Green Thursday, Autumn Moon Fest, Comedy Day

ARTS FORECAST One of the great things about the tsunami of environmentalism hitting San Francisco this week is Green Thursday (Thu/13), during which a number of our larger arts organizations like...

Screen Grabs: Jewish Film Fest, Eighth Grade, Blindspotting …

SCREEN GRABS The big noise at multiplexes this weekend will be Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again—a title that could serve just as well for this entire summer of...

Screen Grabs: Hot docs, silent classics, Bergman at 100 …

SCREEN GRABS Summer may have (let’s hope) arrived at last, but don’t let that stop you from staying indoors—particularly as two of the city’s most idiosyncratic and enjoyable film festivals...

Silent is golden

SCREEN GRABS Particularly these days, a one-story building designated for commercial usage in space-hungry San Francisco is an unusual sight, so you may at some point have noticed a...