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All This And George Clooney, Too!

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 6, 2011 6:31 AM
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George Clooney poses with his director, Alexander Payne, at the world premiere of The Descendants.

Silent Films Soar In San Francisco

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 20, 2011 4:25 AM
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Rare films from around the globe, featuring everyone from Marlene Dietrich to Walt Disney’s earliest animated characters, marked the 16th annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival this past weekend…along with the announcement of the Festival’s plans to screen Abel Gance’s Napoleon with a live orchestra next spring. (see separate story HERE).

Stepping Into The Past

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 1, 2009 5:12 AM
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As long as I’ve been attending the San Francisco Silent Film Festival I’ve been promising myself to visit the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum...and this year I finally got there. It’s an easy drive over the Bay Bridge to Fremont, California and the charming village of Niles, which looks much as it did when G.M. “Bronco Billy” Anderson discovered it in the teens and decided to build a studio there. Dedicated volunteers have restored the theater on Niles Boulevard that once showed silent films and turned it into a wonderful museum, filled with evocative memorabilia and early filmmaking equipment. It’s also a working theater where silent films are screened every Saturday, and tour groups are welcomed.

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