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June 2014

The Way He Looks

A Touching Drama from Brazil Film Review by Ron Merk This wonderful coming of age film from Brazil screened last night at the Castro Theater, part of this year’s Frameline [...]

June 25, 2014

Fun in Boys Shorts

By Ron Merk Okay, okay. Plays on words are just part of the fun coming your way at the upcoming Frameline Film Festival. Double entendre is the lingua franca of the gay [...]

June 12, 2014


By Ron Merk and Ozgur Pamukcu “Show Boat” is based on the Edna Ferber novel, and is a classic of the American musical stage. Last night’s production of the show, [...]

June 11, 2014

Save Jobs, Create More

By Ron Merk I’ve been in the motion picture and entertainment industry for nearly 45 years. I’ve watched as true independence has become merely a myth for the [...]

June 5, 2014

The Ready Rig

By Ron Merk Yes, yes, I know. I’ve written a couple of pieces for Indieplex about The Ready Rig. But I can’t help saying something more about it after seeing the [...]

June 4, 2014

Under the Lantern

By Ron Merk If you’ve never heard of director, Gerhard Lamprecht, then join the crowd. But thanks to the work of Martin Koerber and the Deutsche Kineathek, and this [...]

June 4, 2014

Serge Bromberg’s Treasure Trove

By Ron Merk Each time that French film collector, archivist, and raconteur extraordinaire Serge Bromberg comes to the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, it is always an [...]

June 2, 2014

Tango with a Star

Rudolph Valentino in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Last night, at the opening of this year’s San Francisco Silent Film Festival, I had the rare opportunity to [...]

June 2, 2014

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