Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Two Eyes Of Jonathan Kiefer

If you didn't attend some wonderful repertory/revival film screenings in 2012, you missed out. As nobody could see them all, I've recruited Frisco Bay filmgoers to recall some of their own favorites of the year. An index of participants is found here.

The following list comes from Jonathan Kiefer, a member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, whose reviews are collected at

Five faves, in chronological order:  

1. The Robert Bresson retrospective at the Pacific Film Archive, January-February
2. Napoléon at the Paramount, March
3. Pretty much the entirety of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival at the Castro, July
4. The double bill of La Jetée and Meshes of the Afternoon at SFMOMA, August
5. L’Age d’Or at YBCA, September

No film was screened during Geoff Dyer and David Thomson’s public conversation at Tosca in March, but Tarkovsky’s Stalker, the subject of Dyer’s lively latest book, was happily discussed. 

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