Half Moon Bay Coastside Film Society Highlights of 2010
by Joe Devlin
December 2010 — Another year has gone by for the Coastside Film Society. We don’t screen films in December, but we will be hosting our 100th screening this coming January.
We showed many wonderful films this past year. I loved Harold Lloyd’s hilarious and breathtaking silent film Safety Last. The score was by El Granada’s own Shauna Pickett-Gordon, who played live at our screening.
November’s Night of Surreal Animation with Karl Cohen was another special evening. Cohen brought us original prints of a dozen of his favorite cartoons and led a lively discussion.
Professor Jenny Lau, a scholar of Chinese film from San Francisco State, brought us The Silent Holy Stones from Tibet — a story about a 10-year-old monk who just wants to be one of the kids.
The CFS specializes in showing locally produced films. This year that included Remedios the Beauty from Jesse Cobb of Pacifica’s Terra Nova High School. I loved the vibrant color and lively soundtrack — and the young star, a bit chagrined at being cast as “the world’s most beautiful girl.”
Did I miss your favorite from 2010? It’s listed on the history page of our website. And please consider volunteering with us. We need help picking films, reaching out to filmmakers, and creating and distributing publicity.
See you at the movies!