Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Best Film Festivals in San Francisco for July

It 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:

San Francisco Frozen Film Festival

July 11-14, The Roxie Theater
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 San Francisco Silent Film Festival

July 18-21, The Castro Theater
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.