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October 2014

Ferrania – Rising Like a Phoenix

By Ron Merk Ferrania’s film stocks have been used in many of the great Italian films and also by other European filmmakers for decades. But after 3M took over the [...]

October 29, 2014

BERTOLUCCI – A Film Series

at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco Saturday, October 18, 2014 I remember when I saw my first Bertolucci film at the New York Film Festival in the mid-sixties when I was a [...]

October 24, 2014

October 24th is Global Super 8 Day

By Ron Merk and Peter Pfluger Yes, it’s the 50th anniversary of the introduction of Super 8mm film into the amateur home movie making market. If you don’t know anything [...]

October 24, 2014

All the Things I Hate! About San Francisco

By Ron Merk Continuing my love/hate relationship WITH the city where I live, the proverbial, provincial and often self-absorbed narcissist by the bay, it came to my attention [...]

October 24, 2014


FILM Ferrania is restarting production for analog film in both still photo and motion picture formats. Its Kickstarter campaign is already over its goal. Thanks to any and [...]

October 20, 2014


By Ron Merk A few weeks ago I had the unique opportunity to interview the director of the film, Eric Merola, as well as the main subject of the film, Ralph Moss, at a nice [...]

October 18, 2014

BERTOLUCCI – A Film Series

October 18, 2014 Castro Theatre, San Francisco SCHEDULE 12:30pm – The Conformist (111 mins.) 3:00pm – The Sheltering Sky (137 mins.) 6:00pm – The Last [...]

October 16, 2014

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