Gothic Cinema: Darkness and Desire

by David Robson For nearly 20 years, film-and-video curator Joel Shepard has programmed one of the country’s best film programs at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Shepard’s new series is Gothic Cinema: Darkness and Desire, which spotlights the moody shadows, doomed love and nightmarish atmospheres of Gothic films from more than several […]

The Long-Lost Houdini Movie Escapes Extinction

by Teller [Until recently only a five minute clip from Harry Houdini’s feature film The Grim Game was known to exist. Rick Schmidlin will introduce his stunning restoration of the complete film (made possible by the support of Turner Classic Movies) with the premiere of a new musical score by Donald Sosin at the San Francisco Silent […]