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Clarence Brown

The Wizard of Oz Meets the San Francisco Symphony

Sean Martinfield | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Sean Martinfield

The film will be screened in High Definition and -- NO! -- this is not the sing-along version. It is as close as we'll ever get to actually being with Herbert Stothart and to his experience of matching music with action.

Rolling Down a River, Drowning in Denial

George Heymont | Posted 12.13.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

The cost of maintaining a family secret often turns out to be far more dramatic than previously imagined. This summer, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival screened two classics that showed the devastating effect such secrets can have on a family.

In Praise of Clarence Brown and His American Humanism

David Shasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Shasha

The America of Clarence Brown reflects the lofty ideals of religious humanism as the very foundation of who we are as citizens. His movies promote an idea of civic virtue that we must reclaim in order to take back our essential humanity.