Both local newspapers here in the City by the Bay, the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner, have run articles about the 2011 San Francisco Silent Film Festival. The excitement builds....
In today's Chronicle, G. Allen Johnson focused on Marlene Dietrich and the Festival's much anticipated screening of The Woman Men Yearn For. "S.F. Silent Film Festival: early Marlene Dietrich" also notes the excitement building over the Festival's opening and closing films, Upstream and He Who Gets Slapped.
And over at the Examiner, Lauren Gallagher profiled the larger experience of going to the annual Summer event. In "San Francisco Silent Film Festival reels in the years", Gallagher notes, "There are few places where a silent film can be viewed as it was originally intended. Watching Buster Keaton with your Netflix subscription on your laptop can’t compete with the Mighty Wurlitzer organ of the Castro Theatre, which will get a significant workout during the 16th San Francisco Silent Film Festival, which runs from Thursday to July 17."