Monday, March 14 is National πDay and we thought it would be fun to have a special Pie edition of Eat My Shorts.
In late 2015 it was reported that the long-thought-lost complete Laurel and Hardy two reeler The Battle of The Century had been found. Bay Area collector Jon Mirsalis acquired a large film collection and has been working his way through the prints. When he came across a reel marked “Battle of the Century, R2” Jon assumed it would be the same chopped up version of the movie’s famous pie fight that people have seen since the 1950s. But to his shock and delight it included all the missing footage. Jon worked with Serge Bromberg of Lobster Films and they have done a total restoration –and we have it on good authority that it will screen at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival in June.
“In their first appearance together at the Smith Rafael Film Center since their initial “dialogue” series in 2009, David Thomson, celebrated film critic and historian, will join award-winning novelist and poet Michael Ondaatje for an entertaining weekend of screenings and discussions around trains as cinematic subject and stimulus.
The 20th Berlin & Beyond Film Festivalreturns to San Francisco’s beautiful Castro Theatre and the Goethe-Institut auditorium with a selection of the best award-winning films and talents in contemporary European cinema. The festival programs screen through January 20. Continue reading →
With the release of The Hateful Eight we presented a selection of short Westerns. The response was terrific, and we return with The Bride, The Son, The Daughter and/or The Revenge of Goes West to entertain you. There are comedies and animated selections. Continue reading →
Two major Westerns open this Winter, The Hateful Eight and The Revenant. We thought it would be fun to look at short form Westerns through the history of cinema. We review The Hateful Eight this week in In Critics Corner and will be back with more Western shorts on January 8 when The Revenant will be reviewed. Continue reading →