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Silent Film Festival

Learning From the Masters

George Heymont | Posted 05.09.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

If you want to see an example of creativity as "intelligence having fun," watch the opening sequence from 1920's The Scarecrow as the 5'6" Buster Keaton and 6'3" Joe Roberts sit down to one of the most elaborately choreographed breakfasts you will ever see in your life.

What and Who (as in Doctor) Not to Miss at This Year's Silent Film Fest

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 07.05.2012 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

Festival regular Leonard Maltin says, "The San Francisco Silent Film Festival is in a class by itself." And it's true. Here are 10 things not to miss at this year's event, which is set to start in in a little more than a week.

THIS WEEKEND: Comic Con, Street Food, Kites And More

Posted 10.12.2011 | Chicago

As young Chicagoans slink back to school and the rolling rainstorms begin to eclipse our sunny summer days, this weekend is primed for heatstroke-free...

The Silents Are Deafening

George Heymont | Posted 09.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

The parade of film festivals through San Francisco's arts calender offers a constant source of entertainment. But if I had to choose one, my favorite would undoubtedly be the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

15 Reasons to Attend the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

For the last 15 years, a small group of Bay Area film enthusiasts have screened, promoted, and advocated for a defunct art form for which they are especially passionate.