DON MALCOLM ON REDISCOVERING ANDRÉE CLÉMENT

by Anastasia Lin (The maestro of the “lost continent” continues to astonish those of us “out there in the dark” with the hidden treasures of French film noir. His “keeper” Anastasia Lin captures his latest discovery—the “Goth Girl” of 1940s French cinema getting her centennial close-up at a “one night stand” on Thursday, July 26 […]

THE FRENZY OF FRENCH 5 AND ITS FABULOUS FIXATION ON THE FRENETIC FIFTIES (part two)

 An exoneration by Anastasia Lin including conversation snippets with Don Malcolm [EDITOR’s NOTE: We return to the freewheeling discussion between Anastasia Lin and Don Malcolm that focuses—mostly, at any rate—on the twenty rare films being screened in THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT 5, the singular series that starts at the Roxie Thursday evening November […]

THE DARK SIDE OF THE DREAM

by Ben Terrall Billed as “subversive cinema … for subversive times,” the Roxie’s four-day series “The Dark Side of the Dream” (March 23-26) is a powerhouse collection of hard-hitting American movies made between 1933 and 1964. Former Roxie programmer Elliot Lavine, who returns to San Francisco from his new home in Portland for this run, […]

MORE RARE NOIRS ARE GOOD TO FIND

DON MALCOLM DISCUSSES THE SHOCKING ABUNDANCE OF LONG-LOST FOREIGN FILM NOIR A Rare Noir Is Good to Find 2: International Noir Revisited makes its appearance at the Roxie in San Francisco on May 5-8, featuring twelve noirs from eleven countries spanning twenty post-WWII years (1947-1966). The complete schedule with notes and images can be found here. There […]