Monday, June 11, 2012

San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2012 - July 12th - 15th

Little Toys - (XIAO WANYI) China, 1933. Directed by Sun Yu. Cast: Ruan Lingyu, Li Lili -- The blend of romance and social commentary was a trademark of director Sun Yu’s work and he is considered one of the greatest filmmakers in Chinese history. Little Toys was voted one of the hundred best Chinese films by the Hong Kong Film Awards in 2005 and its beautiful star Ruan Lingyu is one of the great icons of Chinese cinema. She is superb as a rural traditional toymaker who moves with her daughter (Li Lili) to Shanghai after her husband dies and her son is kidnapped. Set in the late ’20s and early ’30s, Little Toys vividly captures a tumultuous time in Chinese history. Print from China Film Archive. -- We will be selling & signing the " ANNA MAY WONG ~ FROSTED YELLOW WILLOWS: Her Life, Times & Legend " DVD after this screening --on the mezzanine level. Please come by & say "hello". -- People who can not make it to the San Francisco Silent Film Festival but who would like to obtain a copy of our Anna May Wong (1905-1961) bio-documentary film, please see our BLOG: http://​annamaywongfrostedyellowwillows​ [on the right top corner under "PAGES - Home"] Please go to The SFSFF website: to view the Festival's great program for dates & times - included are two of Chinese American Oscar winning cinematographer James Wong Howe's films! The " Anna May Wong ~ Frosted Yellow Willows " Website: