One print of Silence is known to survive at the Cinémathèque Française. The Cinémathèque, Rob Byrne, and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival collaborated to have the surviving print scanned, digitally repaired and cleaned, translated from French back into the original English, then printed to film for exhibition and preservation.
[We recently had the opportunity to see the first episodes in an exciting new series of food films. They pack a lot of story into their short running times of three-to-seven minutes by each concentrating on a single person. Continue reading →
The Artist on Camera: Mike Leigh Recreates the Life and Times of a Great Painter in MR. TURNER
by Colin B. Bailey
The opening frames of Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner show the sun rising over a river with a windmill and two immaculate milkmaids, giggling as they walk. It is a scene worthy of Rembrandt or Cuyp, old masters Turner would have had in mind as he sketched the Dutch landscape during his visit to Holland in the summer of 1825. Continue reading →
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, when I booked many repertory cinemas, we would get an annual mysterious phone call. “Bring a hundred dollars in cash, a truck or van and be here at 9am Saturday morning.” Continue reading →