is summer again in San Francisco - the fog is rolling into our lovely city and
people who have never been to the City by the Bay before are wondering what
happened to the sunny days in San Francisco.
As a San Francisco
resident I feel quite lucky that at least a few months a year we have the fog
come visit. Why? Because I finally have an excuse to stay in and watch TV
series or go to the movies.
July is actually a perfect month for the movies because there is a lot
happening in our film scene. And in preparation for a wonderful month of movies
and popcorn I found a great summary of the upcoming film festivals by Tyler
Gosnell on San Francisco Travel. My two highlighs are the San Francisco Frozen
Film Festival as well as the San Francisco silent Film Festival:
Blood Brother: This documentary
(winner of the Sundance Audience Award for Best Documentary), is a profound
tale of a journey to rescue HIV positive orphans in India. Directed by Steve
Hoover, this trip quickly became more than the gap-year soul searching
experience he intended.
The Frozen Film Festival is dedicated
to creating avenues for independent filmmakers from underserved communities to
come together and exhibit their work to the widest possible audience. The
Festival aims to create a lasting and sustainable network exhibiting movies
made by artists and youth without the means to get their films large exposure.
Check out the full lineup here.
The Kings of
(Silent) Comedy: This collection of silent shorts and clips will
be sure to get you laughing with clips including Charles Chaplin, Buster
Keaton, Charley Chase, and of course Felix the Cat.
The Silent Film Festival is San Francisco’s celebration
of some of the first movies ever made. These silent shows range from comedies
to dramas, and usually include a musical accompaniment. You can find more silent films here.