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The Rich Live Different Lives From the Rest of Us

George Heymont | Posted 11.10.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Starring Freida Pinto as a poor, young Indian woman working at a hotel whose physical beauty catches the eye of the spoiled, wealthy son of an Indian businessman, Trishna rests on a painful foundation of rigid caste distinctions, male privilege, and the limited opportunities.

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.

Three Underappreciated Silent Film Classics

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

The Bay Area has a large and loyal base of silent film fans, many of whom will descend on the Castro Theatre this weekend for the San Francisco Silent Film Festival's annual winter event.

Should Rock Musicians Accompany Silent Films?

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

The bottom line is that if the music commissioned for a silent film does nothing to support the work being shown on screen, then a genuine effort should be made to hire more talented composers.