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SF Silent Film Festival Diary Film Festival

SF Silent Film Festival Diary

A few days before the San Francisco Silent Film Festival began last Thursday night at the Castro Theatre, I spoke with festival artistic director Anita Monga. She shared a touching story that couldn’t illustrate the beauty of silent film any better. “Two years ago, there was this janitor at the Castro [Theater.] She didn’t really Read More
Beginner’s Guide To Silent Films Features

Beginner’s Guide To Silent Films

In the spirit of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival taking place this weekend, I thought I’d compile a list of titles that I believe are great gateways for those unacquainted with the wonderful world of silent film. The silent era is a glaring blind spot for many a cinephile (me included, up until just Read More
Hitchcock’s 9 Best “Silent” Scenes Features

Hitchcock’s 9 Best “Silent” Scenes

If you’re in the Bay Area this weekend, I highly recommend you check out the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, which will host the “Hitchcock 9”, a series of films from Hitchcock’s early days as a director in the silent era. These classics have been beautifully restored and will be projected on the big screen Read More
Hitchcock’s 9 Best “Talkie” Scenes Features

Hitchcock’s 9 Best “Talkie” Scenes

From June 14-16 at San Francisco’s wonderful Castro Theatre, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival will host the “Hitchcock 9”, a series of films from Hitchcock’s early days as a director in the silent era. The films have been beautifully restored and will be projected on the big screen with live music accompaniment by the Read More