- SCREEN a film released BEFORE 1950 or a documentary ABOUT film history between 1895-1950.
For short or feature film selections, see the Filmography at the end of Cooks A History of Narrative Film, which lists significant films for each section of each chapter. Some selections may be available for free access on YouTube or through the De Anza College Library’s streaming services, including Kanopy and Films on Demand. If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, Netflix, or another streaming platform, you may find an appropriate film there.
Discover a F/TV 2A-appropriate documentary, such as one of the following:
San Francisco in the Movies: The Silent Era (Ken Swartz, 48 minutes, KRON 4):
Birth of a Movement: The Battle Against Americas First Blockbuster, The Birth of a Nation (Bestor Cram/Susan Gray, 55 minutes, Amazon Prime):
Hitlers Hollywood: German Cinema in the Age of Propaganda (Rüdiger Suchsland, 105 minutes, Kanopy):
Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathéque (Jacques Richard, 130 minutes, Kanopy):
The Silent Era (Part of the Series: Reel Herstory, Ally Acker, 52 minutes, Kanopy):
William Randolph Hearst: American Emperor (Ken Swartz, 48 minutes, KRON 4):
Go to the Drive-in!
SFFILM at the Drive-In: Two Nights at FORT MASON FLIX, October 3-4, 2020:
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco
$40 per car
3630 Hillcap Avenue, San Jose
$1-8 per person
- WRITE several paragraphs about the film within the context of cinema history or about key points that you learned from the documentary.
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