Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Evening Class Interview with SF Silent Film Festival Founder Stephen Salmons

I rarely cross link but I ran across an interview with Stephen Salmons, the founder of the SF Silent Film Festival. I thought it was very interesting reading about the origin of the festival and other silent film venues (primarily in the Los Angeles area). Salmons was interviewed by Michael Guillen for his blog - The Evening Class.

The Evening Class Interview with Stephen Salmons Part 1.

The Evening Class Interview with Stephen Salmons Part 2

That reminds me that all weekend at the (SF)^2 Festival, they reminded the audience to mark their calendars for the (SF)^2's 4th Annual Winter event on February 14, 2009. They haven't announced what film(s) will be screened but in this interview, Salmons stated they would likely show Bardelys The Magnificent (1926) directed by King Vidor and starring John Gilbert and a 19 year old John Wayne in a small role. The significance of this film is that it was thought lost until prints were recently found in Europe.

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