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Mill Valley Film Festival

By Ron Merk I’ve known Mark Fishkin for more than ten years, having encountered him at many Bay Area film-related events and festivals many times. Mark, who is the Founder, [...]

September 30, 2014

The 37th Mill Valley Film Festival

By Ron Merk Most of us tend to put off decisions, to procrastinate about so many things, even when they are important. It’s just part of our nature… maybe something [...]

September 30, 2014

Silent Autumn

By Ron Merk If you love movies, then it’s pretty much a good bet that you love silent movies, too. After all, it’s where the movies began more than 100 years ago, without [...]

September 22, 2014

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

By Ron Merk August 24th marked the opening of the 34th annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, with the documentary film, “The Green Prince,” based on the book “Son [...]

August 6, 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

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

4th San Francisco Green Film Festival

By Ron Merk The San Francisco Bay area hosts a plethora of film festivals, featuring unique subject matter and innovative venues and presentation. There is something for [...]

May 30, 2014

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