MORE SCARIEST MOMENTS

by Gary Meyer We got so many terrific responses to our inquires about scariest experiences both with art and real life that we decided to break them onto two pieces so readers will not be overwhelmed in one sitting. Meet the daughters of horror masters Boris Karloff, Vincent Price and William Castle and Lon Chaney […]

NOIR CITY 18 CROSSES BORDERS

By Monica Nolan For seventeen years now I’ve devoted the last week of January to Noir City, and the festival never fails to thrill me. This year’s annual valentine to the dark side of the dream factory opens at the Castro on Friday, January 24, and all over the Bay Area cinephiles like me are […]

A PICTURE IS WORTH A MILLION WORDS

by Gary Meyer Of the many film festivals I enjoy each year, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival is certainly one of my favorites. I love the fact that the Festival Directors, Anita Monga and Stacey Wisnia, curate my experience. There is only one film playing at a time and all are at the mighty […]

NEVER SILENT SAN FRANCISCO- The Festival

By Gary Meyer I have attended dozens of film festivals from the biggies like Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Venice, SXSW and Sundance to more intimate gatherings of movies and their makers from Telluride high in the Colorado Mountains, Morelia in Mexico’s Michoacán to Devour! In tiny Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Most screen new movies with occasional restorations […]