After years of bemoaning the sequelization of Hollywood, of righteously railing with my fellow writers and producers against the movie industry's increasing reliance on preexisting franchises, I'd come face-to-face with the ungodly new reality. Sequels, to our children, are inherently cool.
Here is the line-up for the 2012 San Francisco Silent Film Festival, which is set to take place July 12-15. Many of the prints set to be screened are restorations. All programs feature live musical accompaniment.
I continue to discover people who aren't even aware of this movement: iving in shipping containers, houseboats, tool sheds, former pigeon coops and treehouses. These stripped-down shelters reveal for us the essence of home.