Last updated: Dec. 10, 2013
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Since October 2012, Jeff has been showing films each month at the Alameda Free Library (Alameda, CA). He founded this Free Film Series, selects all films, and leads a post-discussion based on his research.
All screenings begin at 5:30pm.
THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE (2001) will show on Monday, November 4 at 5:30pm at the Alameda Free Library. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. In Spanish with English subtitles.
He directed Pacific Rim, Pan’s Labyrinth, and the Hellboy films.
Future Screenings at Alameda Free Library:
Tuesday – November 19 at 5:30 for TURKISH STAR WARS (1982)!
Monday — September 16 at 6:30pm: Jeff will presented the Dustin Hoffman film TOOTSIE (1982) at the New Parkway in Oakland, CA. TOOTSIE kicks off his monthly curated Comedy Film Series at the New Parkway.
Jeff will be narrative-feature programmer for the 16th San Francisco Independent Film Festival, which runs February 6 – 20, 2014 at the Roxie Theater in SF. He will watch submissions and select the best films to play at the festival, plus moderate Q & A’s with visiting filmmakers.
Giordano attended the 40th Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, which ran August 29 – September 2. This festival is one of the top films festivals in the world, showcasing world and US premieres of American and international films.
Monday — September 23 at 5:30pm: Jeff will present the American classic film WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? (1957) at the Alameda Free Library, part of his monthly free film series at the library since October 2012.
Sunday, September 29 at 6pm: Jeff presented the action-cult film FOR YOUR HEIGHT ONLY (1980) at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland, CA — part of Will Viharo’s Thrillville Series.
Keep up with the all of the films that Giordano watches in 2013, by clicking: Films Watched in 2013.
On Tuesday – May 28, Jeff presented the dark-comedy film BURN AFTER READING (2008), part of an ongoing monthly film series of Hidden Masterpieces of Comedy for the Albany Public Library.
MAY 1, 2013
Jeff is a feature-film programmer for the upcoming San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, which is held June 6 – 20 at the historic 103 year-old, Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Giordano brings his own award-winning experience in the documentary genre to the festival, with selecting quality films for DocFest.
*Jeff programmed 15 feature-documentaries, which will soon be announced.
FEBRUARY 23, 2013
Jeff’s directed film, King David: Part One wins a Director’s Citation Award at the 32nd Black Maria Film Festival!
Pictures from SF IndieFest (including Jeff during Q & A’s with filmmakers):
JANUARY 23, 2013
NOVEMBER & BEYOND 2012:
*Jeff presented Ridley Scott’s summer blockbuster Prometheus (2012) at the Alameda Public Library on Monday, November 26 in Alameda, California. In October, Giordano presented Phantom of the Paradise (1974) at the library. All screenings will be introduced by Jeff, followed by post-discussions based on his research.
December 17: The Gunfighter (1950), starring Gregory Peck in a rare western
January 14: Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), the breakout indie hit of Sundance
February 11: Caprice (1967), with Doris Day in a Frank Tashlin thriller-comedy
March 11: Paprika (2007), the mind-blowing Japanese animated masterpiece
April: Cold Dog Soup (1990), a widely unseen dark comedy starring Randy Quaid
May: Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957), a hilarious Jayne Mansfield classic
*Jeff will be the film curator at the Albany Public Library in California. He will present a monthly film series of Classic American Comedies: After the Fox (1966) directed by Vittorio De Sica, starring Peter Sellers in a legendary multiple role performance. In February, Jeff will present Elaine May’s underseen classic A New Leaf (1971), followed by the offbeat Martin Scorsese film After Hours (1985), and the zany Marx Brothers-inspired Brain Donors (1992), closing with Burn After Reading (2008) directed by the Coen Brothers in May.
*Giordano selected the Italian masterpiece, The Flowers of Saint Francis (1950) to screen in Williamstown, NJ for the Free Film Series on December 17.
*Jeff selected the indie-documentary Bombay Beach (2011) to screen in Williamstown, NJ for the Free Film Series on November 19 at 6:30pm.
*On Friday, October 19 at 8pm Giordano will curate the San Francisco Premiere of Ross McElwee & Michel Negroponte’s documentary Space Coast (1979) at Oddball Film + Video Archive on Friday, Oct. 19 at 8pm.
Oddball Film is the largest film archive in Northern California.
Oddball Films is located at: 275 Capp Street, San Francisco.
*2 block from 16th & Mission BART.
*Enter under “Sutter Furniture.”Admission: $10.00 Limited Seating. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 558-8117
***More details on the screening***
Space Coast SF Film Premiere!
*Jeff will curate a Six-Film Series for the Alameda Public Library in Alameda, CA starting with Monday, October 22 for Phantom of the Paradise (1974) directed by Brian DePalma.
Here’s the details:
Phantom of the Paradise in Alameda, CA
*Jeff is a Pre-Screener for the San Francisco Film Society from September 2012 through January 2013.
*Giordano is a Programmer for the SF IndieFest from September through February 2013.
*He is Guest Programmer for the 12th Cape May Film Festival in Cape May, New Jersey.
* AUGUST 16, 2012
*Gloucester County Times article about Jeff and the Free Film Series he founded in New Jersey. Click here: New Jersey Filmmaker & Free Film Series Article
JULY 4, 2012
Jeff’s directed film King David: Part One has officially been selected to screened at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival on Friday, July 13 at 8PM and Saturday, July 14 at 12:45PM. Both screenings were at the historic Roxie Theater — San Francisco’s oldest film theater.
***Go here for details: San Francisco Frozen Film Festival ***
NOW SUBMITTING TO FILM FESTIVALS: King David: Part One
The film had its World Premiere at the Brooklyn Film Festival in June 2012. A full-length documentary is in development.
*** The film was reviewed for Indiewire ***
Directed/produced/shot by Jeff M. Giordano, this mysterious experimental-documentary illuminates David, an ex-gangster from NYC…whom Jeff met in 2006 while doing research for his thesis film (The Sheriff) at the University of North Carolina: School of the Arts – Film School.
*Jeff will serve as film curator and moderator for a July Film Series at the historic Chalfonte Hotel in Cape May, NJ. On Fridays in July, he will present the films Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), The Gold Rush (1942 version), and Roxie Heart (1942).