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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! 2,516 more words

Films

7 DAYS OF VERTIGO: Day 2

Here I am channeling the character of ‘Midge’ played by the incredible Barbara Bel Geddes. I have this sweater that matches hers PERFECTLY so of course I couldn’t resist ;-) Midge actually wears the same exact sweater throughout the film, just in different colors. 56 more words

Gloriously 'Unrestored,' Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey' Comes to S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — “I probably walked around with my mouth open for a week.”

So said Michael Anders, longtime film projectionist at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, recalling the first time he saw “2001: A Space Odyssey” at a Detroit movie palace in 1968. 545 more words

News

7 DAYS OF VERTIGO: Day 1

This Sunday, Kim Novak will be interviewed on stage at the Castro Theatre to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ (1958). To celebrate this occasion, and my favorite film of all time, I will take each of the next seven days to pay homage to a film that continues to amaze and inspire me. 53 more words

Local All-Star Orchestra Creates Soundtracks For 'Oddball' Films

By Dave Pehling

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — While session veteran and keyboard/trumpet player Marc Capelle regularly sets backsides as the leader of his all-star R&B revue Marc & the Casuals, the busy musician is finding more and more time taken up by another project far more ambitious project: the Red Room Orchestra. 925 more words

San Francisco

10 Nights to Remember at NOIR CITY 16: 1941-1953 'From Trashy A's to Classy B's'

Welcome to my inaugural post covering the NOIR CITY 16 Film Festival in San Francisco, California. I attended all 10 days of the festival which was an absolute whirlwind, and am only now getting my thoughts organized. 717 more words

Zachary Quinto at the Castro Theatre

Last night I went to San Francisco’s Castro Theatre to see Zachary Quinto “in conversation.” It was part of the California Independent Film Festival.

I was one of the first arrive in the non–VIP line outside the theatre. 400 more words

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