San Francisco Silent Film Festival Debut's Silent Autumn

September 15, 2014 4:07 PM

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San Francisco Silent Film Festival Debut's Silent Autumn

This Saturday's San Francisco Silent Film Festival is a mixed bag. And that's perfectly okay, because the event's eclectic programming makes for a good point.

The popular perception of movies of the Teens and Twenties being either stagey costume drama, silly slapstick, or something to do with flappers betrays the rich tapestry of film-making during the pre-sound era. Sure, there were plenty of historical romances, damsels in distress, and pie fights -- bu...

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