The San Francisco Silent Film Festival returneth! I am not exaggerating when I say that I have been looking forward to this event for a year--since the last one.
I'm looking forward to seeing a really great lineup of films, starting off the weekend right with Harold Lloyd in The Kid Brother.
I can't wait to see to an animated film that I read something about a few months ago, called The Adventures of Prince Achmed. It's the earliest surviving feature-length animated film.
One of my favorite events from the last festival is a talk that will be repeated again this time, called "Amazing Tales from the Archives," where film historians and conservationists talk about the efforts of film preservation and how conservationists are saving precious early films for generations of us to enjoy.
Oh, I just could go on and on about this festival (and probably bore you to tears), but I think I'll wait until after I've actually been there so I have something cool to tell you. In the meantime, you can read my previous posts about the festivals here and here.
I'll save some popcorn for you!