Monday, January 27, 2014

Two Eyes: Michael Hawley

In the San Francisco Bay Area, moviegoing is not just for the newest releases. In 2013 there were more theatrical opportunities to see films spanning the history of cinema than any one person could take advantage of. Therefore, I've asked a sampling of local moviegoers to select a few favorites seen in cinemas last year. An index of participants is found here.  

The following list comes from Michael Hawley, who blogs at film-415.

10 Favorite Bay Area Repertory/Revival Screenings 2013
The Joyless Street (1925, Germany, dir. G.W. Pabst, Castro Theatre, SF Silent Film Festival, live accompaniment by the Matti Bye Ensemble)
The Weavers (1927, Germany, dir. Friedrich Zelnik, Castro Theatre, SF Silent Film Festival, live accompaniment and vocalizations by Günter Buchwald)
Inferno (1953, USA, dir. Roy Ward Baker, Castro Theatre, Noir City)
The Thief of Bagdad (1924, USA, dir. Raoul Walsh, Castro Theatre, SF Silent Film Festival Winter Event, live accompaniment by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra)
Cleopatra (1963, USA, dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Castro Theatre)
Medea (1969, Italy, dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini, Castro Theatre)
F.T.A. (1972, USA, dir. Francine Parker, Castro Theatre)
Fear of Fear (1975, Germany, dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Roxie Theatre)
Safe in Hell (1931, USA, dir. William Wellman, Roxie Theatre, Hollywood Before the Code: Deeper, Darker, Nastier!)
Pursued (1947, USA, dir. Raoul Walsh, Pacific Film Archive, A Call to Action: The Films of Raoul Walsh)

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