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SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL (May 29-June 2)

 by Mike Dub and Daniel Barnes Every year, San Francisco plays host to a film lover’s weekend-long paradise: The San Francisco Silent Film Festival.  This year’s festival, hosted by the glorious Castro Theater, continues its 18-year tradition of showcasing high-quality silent films with live musical accompaniment to an appreciative […]

FESTIVAL WRAP-UP: SILENT SIRENS

By Daniel Barnes and Mike Dub Daniel Barnes: My main reason for putting together this festival, beyond exploring a few actresses whose films I had never seen, was to examine cinematic sexuality in the silent era.  As I said in my festival intro, movies don’t create trends, but […]

Festival #3 Intro – Silent Sirens

By Daniel Barnes By its very nature, film is a reactive medium.  There is an incorrect impression that the cinema creates trends, but instead large budgets inspire little courage, and the inherent slowness of the production process means that the movies are always a step behind the zeitgeist.  […]

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