Generously offering to be my host, Michael "Maya" Guillen has invited me to San Francisco to attend the SF Silent Film Festival in a few weeks. I haven't visited the Bay Area in many years, and I'm excited not just to see the films but also to meet up with all the San Fransiscan bloggers and cinephiles I've been reading for ages now.
The festival is showing: Mikael (by Dreyer; the only film at the festival I've seen), The Unknown (Tod Browning), The Kid Brother (Harold Lloyd), The Adventures of Prince Achmed, Les Deux Timides, The Man Who Laughs, The Soul of Youth, The Silent Enemy, Her Wild Oat, Jujiro(Crossways), and The Patsy.
Any suggestions or thoughts about the films, the festival, or cinema hotspots in the city? They're most welcome.
-- Here's a spot of Cannes coverage by Christoph Huber, Mark Peranson and Kent Jones at Quintin and Flavia de Fuente's blog, La Lectora Provisoria. Also: more from Kent Jones at Dave Kehr's blog.
-- Glenn Kenny on the Cannes awards.
-- David Bordwell blogs "some cuts I have known and loved."
-- Michael Newman at Zigzigger: "After four semesters now, I have collected some ideas about how a class blog works and doesn’t work that I thought would be worth sharing."
-- Edwin Mak at Faster Than Instant Noodles on Jia Zhang-ke's new film, 24 City.
pics: Dreyer's Mikael.