The 2011 San Francisco Silent Film Festival winter event on February 12 is less than one week away! We're excited, and tickets are selling briskly. If you haven't already purchased your tickets for the entire day, or for one or two programs, you can still do so at http://www.silentfilm.org/event-home.php
We are also excited that three authors will be on hand to sign books at the Winter Event. These book signings are now set to take place after "It’s Mutual: Charlie Chaplin Shorts" and before L’Argent. Start time for the signings is approximately 2:15 pm, or at the conclusion of the Chaplin program. Admission to the book signings is by Festival ticket.
The authors signing books are Karie Bible, co-author of Location Filming in Los Angeles (Arcadia),Thomas Gladysz, editor of the "Louise Brooks edition" of The Diary of a Lost Girl (PandorasBox Press), and Julie Lindow, editor and co-author of Left in the Dark: Portraits of San Francisco Movie Theatres (Charta). Julie has informed us that Left in the Dark contributor Elisabeth Houseman will also be on hand to sign books, as may Katherine Petrin.
The Silent Film Festival's 6th Annual Winter Event takes place Saturday, February 12 at the Castro Theatre (429 Castro Street, SF). Three programs will grace the Castro's BIG screen - each with extraordinary musical accompaniment.
Pianist Donald Sosin will accompany "It's Mutual: Charlie Chaplin Shorts" (The Pawn Shop, The Rink, The Adventurer). Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra will play for the West Coast Premiere of the Marcel L'Herbier's restored L'Argent. And King Vidor's La Bohème will be accompanied by Dennis James, the Master of the Mighty Wurlitzer.
For complete program information, visit www.silentfilm.org