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Pass the Remote: Must-see movies screening at DocLands and the SF Silent Film Festival

Two diamonds that are part of the Bay Area film festival collection get their opportunity to sparkle beginning this Thursday.After a two-year absence, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival makes a splash Thursday through May 11 with its jam-packed 25th program at the Castro Theatre. Over in San Rafael, the sixth DocLands Documentary Film Festival pulls into the Smith Rafael Film Center with in-person screenings Thursday through Sunday along with online viewing from Thursday through May 11. Pass the Remote samples from both of these tempting platters. We dip into DocLands’ rich program first.