week in review, 02/20 – 02/26/2012

All first viewings this week.

Theatrical Viewing

Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, USA, 1957) – Castro Theatre, 35mm

Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, USA, 1951) – Castro Theatre, 35mm

Mystery of the Eiffel Tower (Le mystère de la tour Eiffel) (Julien Duvivier, France, 1927) – PFA, 35mm


Reading a number of books, but didn’t complete any this week. However, spent a great deal of time with Vivian Sobchack’s notable and influential long essay “Lounge Time: Post-War Crises and the Chronotope of Film Noir”

Looking Forward to This Next Week

An Evening with Claude Lanzmann – JCCSF, 02/28

A Matter of Life and Death (Stairway to Heaven) (Powell & Pressburger, UK, 1946) / The Music Lovers (Ken Russell, UK, 1970) – Castro Theatre, 02/29

Funny Face (Stanley Donen, USA, 1957) / Love Streams (John Cassavetes, USA, 1980) – Castro Theatre, 03/01

Scarface (Howard Hawks, USA, 1932) / Three On a Match (Mervyn LeRoy, USA, 1932) – Roxie Theater, 03/02

Freaks (Tod Browning, USA, 1932) / Island of Lost Souls (Erle C. Kenton, USA, 1932)

Three Lives and Only One Death (Raúl Ruiz, France /Portugal, 1996) – PFA, 03/02



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