On Sunday, May 1, at 5:00 PM, the San Francisco International Film Festival presents “Retour de Flamme: Rare and Restored Films in 3-D.” Retour de flamme means “flashback” in English. Serge Bromberg, an engaging showman, producer and film preservationist, presents the show. I saw Bromberg put on a similar show at the 2007 San Francisco Silent Film Festival, and it proved to be a great event. This time, Bromberg will include sound films in his presentation.
The presentation, also called “An Afternoon with Serge Bromberg,” runs at the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street (near Market), San Francisco, CA, USA. The films include the following: Musical Memories (Dave Fleischer, USA 1953, 7 min), Working for Peanuts (Jack Hannah, USA 1953), Motor Rhythm (John Norling, USA 1940, 15 min), Arrival of a Train and other shorts (1935, Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière), Lumber Jack-Rabbit (Chuck Jones, USA 1954, 7 min), 3-D Experiments by René Bunzli (France 1900), Melody (Ward Kimball, USA 1953, 10 min), Falling in Love Again (Munro Ferguson, Canada 2003, 4 min), Knick Knack (John Lasseter, USA 1989, 4 min), The Infernal Boiling Pot (George Méliès, France 1903, 2 min), The Oracle of Delphi (George Méliès, France 1903, 2 min),Parafargamus the Alchemist (George Méliès, France 1903, 2 min), Fur of Flying (Matthew O’Callaghan, USA 2010, 3 min) and Coyote Falls (Matthew O’Callaghan, USA 2010, 3 min).