By Meredith Brody (November 5, 2022) San Francisco is lucky to have Donald Malcolm’s French Noir Series, “The French Had a Name for It” at the Roxie. The upcoming festival programs 15 films over four days at the Little Roxie, and once again I will be there for all of it. It unspools on Sunday […]
The First Weekend Was Great! And there was plenty to see. By Meredith Brody (Updated with Awards October 22, 2022 below.) The takeaway from the first four days of MVFF45 was YOU CAN GET IN, EVEN TO FILMS AT RUSH! And many of the movies I’ve seen will soon be in cinemas near you.
By Meredith Brody October 6, 2022 In the past I have written, once or twice, thinking it was something of a joke, that if you wanted to see a movie beautifully projected on huge big screens with a full attentive audience who were all watching the BIG screen instead of their little screens, you had […]
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 […]
Curated by Gary Meyer May 4, 2022 (updated May 6) As the 25th San Francisco Silent Film Festival starts Thursday, May 5 and plays for a full week, we have gathered a collection of trailers, clips, rare posters and other ephemera from many of the films showing at this year’s celebration. The Festival partners with […]
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 […]