Thursday, December 30, 2010

Silent Film Festival makes SF Chronicle list

Today, the San Francisco Chronicle published a list of some of the memorable movie events covered in the newspaper's entertainment section during 2010. Along with the The Lady From Shanghai presentation at the Castro Theatre and the Kurosawa 100th birthday retrospective all around the Bay Area, one of the screenings at this past year's Silent Film Festival also made the list. Here is what the paper had to say:
"Metropolis" restoration, Castro, July 16:
"This is the most important find in cinema history," said Anita Monga, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival's artistic director, and she wasn't exaggerating. On a magical night before a sellout (1,400-strong) crowd, San Francisco got its first look at the restored Fritz Lang science fiction classic, with a half hour of footage not seen since its 1927 premiere. On hand: the Argentine archivists who found a battered 16mm print of the whole film, and spurred its restoration. It's now out on Blu-ray and DVD.
The San Francisco Bay Area is a great "film town." Like Fritz Rasp below (in a scene from Metropolis), why not check out the entire list by G. Allen Johnson. Read more at


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