This is a good weekend for classic movie mavens who reside in the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, U.S.A.
Abel Gance's Napoleon is on its second (and last) weekend of shows presented by the San Francisco Silent Film Festival at Oakland's grande palace, the Paramount. Here's one of this blog's favorite film historians and a driving force behind the latest restoration, author/filmmaker Kevin Brownlow, telling more about the 1927 big screen epic.
Napoleon, a spectacular to make everyone else's spectaculars look like Ham & Bud one-reelers, is routinely blowing 2012 audiences away. It makes even the most jaded, bleary-eyed, dyed-in-the-wool film buffs speechless (ouch)- don't miss it if you can afford the ticket!
Now, folks, if it's post-epic laughs you need, Bay Area Film Events will deliver them in quantity with Saturday night's Stoogemania show at the Bal Theatre.
Yours truly, Psychotronic Paul, will be among the judges for the "Dance Like A Stooge" contest.Contestants: do yourselves a favor and, first and foremost, study Loco Boy Makes Good and Gents Without Cents as many consecutive times as a crazed fanboy or fangirl obsessing over a Star Trek or Star Wars flick.