The Count of San Francisco


Follow the link to read my little intro to a very special screening at the next San Francisco Film Festival, in honour of film journalist, film historian, film translator and film detective Lenny Borger, one of our expert witnesses in NATAN and an all-round hero of the cinema. The film they’ve chosen to honour Lenny was already written about by me here, but I’ve thrown together a new intro for the website and a longer piece for the full catalogue. If you happen to be in the area, you shouldn’t miss this.

And one good reason THIS film has been chosen to celebrate THIS man — it was Lenny who put together a complete print of the 1929 super-epic!

2 Responses to “The Count of San Francisco”

  1. That sounds terrific!

    The SF Silent Film Festival is a few weeks later:

  2. This will serve as a substantial aperitif. Lenny points out that the Fest’s special guest is Guillermo del Toro, who has wanted for years to make his own adaptation, as a science fiction spaghetti western. One of the kids in The Devil’s Backbone is reading Dumas’ original…

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