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 […]

Phantom Flan-Flingers of the Photoplays

by David Cairns Splat! Custard pies made the news last summer, as a long-lost Laurel & Hardy film, the aptly-named The Battle of the Century (1927), was rediscovered. Containing the legendary double-act’s most extensive pie fight, the movie has been seen only in severely truncated form in recent decades, and the rescued footage is a […]

Eat, Drink & See Films

BAM/PFA’s Final Film Programs (for now) As Berkeley’s invaluable PFA Theater prepares to move into the new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in 2016, their ever ambitious programming will continue through August 2 before closing for several months.