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Tales from the Archives

By Ron Merk Each year The San Francisco Silent Film Festival presents a program at the Castro Theatre called “Tales from the Archives.” It is a free event to which the [...]

June 2, 2014

The Birthday of Cinema

Our friend, animation expert Karl Cohen, sent us this tidbit: Dec. 28, 1895 – THE BIRTHDAY OF CINEMA – In Paris at the Grande Cafe des Capuchines the Lumiere brothers [...]

January 10, 2014

Preservation Project Partnerships

The Metro Theatre Center Foundation is committed to film preservation and saving the many millions of feet of film that are currently in danger of being lost due to lack of [...]

August 12, 2013

Preservation Project Partnerships

By Ron Merk While I may be preaching to the choir at Indieplex, I think it’s important to reach out to our colleagues in in the film community with an idea that I think [...]

July 28, 2013

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