FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS ARCHIVES

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Friday, March 9th, 7pm at the California TheatreIn this impressive horror-fantasy film by director F.W. Murnau, Mephisto tempts the devout alchemist Faust with promises of youth, love and power. The price? Faust's eternal soul. Emil Jannings is...
A trivial story of two boyhood friends separated by a femme fatale becomes a thing of exquisite beauty when the woman is played by Greta Garbo, and the film is directed by Clarence Brown. Garbo had been brought by MGM to the United States based on...
This famous silent film displays a remarkable combination of poetry and social realism in depicting the life of a quite ordinary man and his family in New York City. The Crowd is one of the great movies of the silent era. Director King Vidor’s...
Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd are the three comic geniuses of film's silent era. Chaplin's Little Tramp was the wistful, romantic, melancholic yearner. Keaton was the "great stone face," stoically tumbling his way through a chaotic,...
The Stanford Theatre Foundation presents:Silent Cinema at the California TheatreFriday, March 11th at 7pmNosferatu, a Symphony of Horror(Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens)With Dennis James at the California's Wurlitzer organ.(1922)Quite possibly...
The Stanford Theatre Foundation presents: SILENT FILMS AT THE CALIFORNIA THEATRETwo films that provoked Hollywood; one breathtaking theatre, and the Mighty Wurlitzer organ to transform your film experience. The Birth of a Nation Friday, February...
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 29 at 7:00pm: I WAS BORN, BUT… (UMARETE WA MITA KEREDO) (silent, 1932) Japan Directed by Yasujiro Ozu. Written by Akira Fushimi, after an original story by “James Maki” (Ozu). Photographed by Hideo Shigehara. With Tatsuo Saito,...
INTOLERANCEFRIDAY, MARCH 6 at 7:00 p.m. (silent, 1916) USAWith Dennis James at the Wurlizer organ.Directed, produced and written by D.W. Griffith. Photographed by Billy Bitzer, Karl Brown. With Mae Marsh, Lillian Gish, Constance Talmadge, Robert...
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 at 7:00 p.m.THE BIRTH OF A NATION (silent, 1915) USAWith Dennis James at the Wurlitzer organ.Directed, produced and presented by David Wark Griffith. Scenario by David Wark Griffith and Frank E. Woods, based on the novel The...
The Stanford Theatre Foundation presents silent films at the California Theatre. The General (1927)Directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman; Starring Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley, Joseph Keaton. Friday,...
The Stanford Theatre Foundation and Cinequest present silent films at the California Theatre.A TRIBUTE TO HAROLD LLOYD – SILENT MAVERICK – A spectacular double feature at the California Theatre, where audiences will be captivated by the Harold Lloyd...
Grab your ticket and climb aboard this riveting existential ride; just don’t forget to make your connection. Full of inherited money and as frigidly amoral as the Austrian winter, Sebastian likes to play God, delighting in toying with the young...
World PremiereThough hardly famous, Jack Mullin’s influence extends from the creation of tape following World War II to the rise of the iPod in recent times. The engaging Sound Man sheds welcome light on the career of this neglected pioneer,...
Cinequest audiences will experience for the first time Woodstock cometo life in 3D. As an exclusive sneak preview, witness the music, the mood,the energy and the feeling of Woodstock like you have never seenbefore. The Road Back to Woodstock,...
Academy Award nominated director/producer, Lorena Parlee, offers a rich and insightful journey into the magnificence and power that is the country of Mexico--"a country ancient and new, eternally called upon by the past and the future, the...
Cinequest 14 proudly offers five special presentations - an eclectic mixture of lost treasures, thought-provoking cinema, comedy-horror and spotlight on local filmmakers. Often the most original, the most innovative, the most complex, the most...
Cinequest Distribution and Cinequest Mavericks Studio works to promote, create, co-create, and distribute films of either content originality and artistic impact or films that utilize new technologies or new marketing paradigms. This year, Cinequest...
Werner Herzog Tribute. (In German with English subtitles)
World Premiere Director Tony Krantz’ Sublime is a visually stunning and atmospheric horror tale about a man whose routine medical procedure goes horribly awry. On the day after his 40th birthday, George Grieves (Tom Cavanaugh) is admitted to a...
Super-activism is alive and well on the streets of Mexico City, where masked men with a cause hit the sidewalks to raise awareness, using their offbeat disguises to solicit public interest. Each character is instilled with his own conviction: Super...

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