Part Two- What I Will Be Seeing By Meredith Brody May 4, 2022 I learned my lesson early with the San Francisco Silent Film Festival: GO TO EVERYTHING. The first year I attended, I cherry-picked only the movies I hadn’t seen before. The ones I went to were such a revelation – both in the […]
Part One: Not Feeling Festive By Meredith Brody May 3, 2022 The pandemic disrupted virtually (pun unintended, but hiya, Dr. Freud!) every aspect of my life, but none more thoroughly or dismayingly than the one that contributed most of its bliss, excitement, and travel (not to mention remuneration, once I’d written about them): attending film […]
By Meredith Brody I really didn’t know if I was going to the 48th Telluride Film Festival this year. I had a pass in hand, but booking flights, finding a place to stay, and especially reserving a rental car seemed beyond me.
By Meredith Brody The programmers at the 42nd Mill Valley Film Festival (October 3rd through 13th) have saved some of the best for last – plums are studded through the second half of the festival (Click film titles to open a new window taking you to full details, showtimes and ticket purchase), including on Wednesday […]
by Meredith Brody On my first sweep through the SF Film catalogue, even trying to be slightly discriminating and not greedily inclusive, I came up with 54 different films and events that I wanted to see. Fat chance! I knew there’d be overlaps in screening times as well as distances between venues that would cut […]
By Meredith Brody There are, of course, a number of ways to attack film festivals. (In fact, there are a number of ways to write that sentence. The verb could also be “approach.” Or “enjoy.” Or “parse.”) “I hope,” my editor said, “that you write about more small movies in your second piece on the […]