Monday, May 23, 2022

The 25th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival With Victor Morton

Three years of absence from the San Francisco Silent Film Festival has only left a longing in Peter's heart. And while The Cinephiliacs remains on permanent hiatus, the return of the best festival in the United States meant a necessary return to podcasting, especially when frequent co-host Victor Morton joining him. In this go around, they marvel at the masters, uncover the unknowns, and celebrate the colors. Watching films across Europe, Ukraine, and Japan, these films once again show us that silent film is not just about finding the old, but seeing anew through the incredible work of archivists, restoration work, and orchestras providing a highlight in the grand ol' Castro Theatre. This might just be a one-off episode, but what better than the Silent Fest to reignite the flames of cinephilia—particularly with fire on screen.

0:00–2:51 Opening
2:51–17:24 Arrest Warrant (Heorhii Tasin, Ukraine, 1926)
18:06-32:25 Blind Husbands (Erich Von Stroheim, USA, 1919) and Foolish Wives (Erich Von Stroheim, USA, 1922)
33:24–48:19 Apart From You (Mikio Naruse, Japan, 1933)
48:25–49:13 Sponsorship Section
49:33–1:01:08 King of the Circus (Max Linder, France, 1925)
1:01:58–1:17:22 Dans la Nuit (Charles Varel, France, 1930)
1:17:56–1:36:42 The Fire Brigade (William Nigh, USA, 1926)
1:36:54–1:38:09 Close