The San Francisco Silent Film Festival teams up with the German language institute to bring us the importance of being Ernst. Rare Silent Films by Ernst Lubitsch lives up to its name with everything from documentaries to Die Bergkatze. Aficionados lust after the PR BS that turned out to mean something afer all: "The Lubitsch Touch." What is the Lubitsch Touch? Critics love to play this game; our favorite is the Chicago Tribune's definition: "Sophistication, style, subtlety, wit, charm, elegance, suavity, polished nonchalance and audacious sexual nuance."
March 24-April 25, 7 p.m., 2009