Silent Noir, Holy Noir | George Heymont

September 15, 2014 4:46 AM

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Silent Noir, Holy Noir | George Heymont

The 2014 San Francisco Silent Film Festival has finished and some moments of reflection are in order. In recent years, the musical elements of the festival have become almost as important as the films being screened.

While this may have been the first year that no organist was hired to accompany silent films on the Castro Theatre's beloved Mighty Wurlitzer, one very important change should be applauded: the addition of a percussionist to the festival's roster of musicians. The talented Frank Bockius provided a w...

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