The line-up of films for this summer's San Francisco Silent Film Festival has been announced! The event will take place July 14-17 at the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco.
The 16th Annual SF Silent Film Festival features eighteen wonderful programs of new discoveries and restorations, with extraordinary live musical accompaniment by top musicians in the field, including Alloy Orchestra, Stephen Horne, Dennis James, the Matti Bye Ensemble, Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, and Donald Sosin. The Festival begins with John Ford's recently found Upstream and concludes with Victor Seastron's He Who Gets Slapped.
Some of the many special guests already set to attend include Academy Award winner Kevin Brownlow, Paolo Cherchi Usai, Leonard Maltin, David Shepard and others. The schedule of films can be found here; there are also links to program notes, musician bios, images and more. Here is the schedule in short.
|11:00 am||Amazing Tales from |
the Archives I
|2:00 pm||Huckleberry Finn|
|4:15 pm||I Was Born, But…|
|7:00 pm||The Great White Silence|
|9:30 pm||Il Fuoco|
|10:00 am||Disney’s Laugh-O-Grams|
|12:00 noon||Variations on a Theme|
|2:00 pm||The Blizzard|
|4:00 pm||The Goose Woman|
|6:30 pm||Mr. Fix-It|
|8:30 pm||The Woman Men Yearn For|
|10:00 am||Amazing Tales from |
the Archives II
|2:00 pm||Wild and Weird|
|4:30 pm||The Nail in the Boot|
|7:30 pm||He Who Gets Slapped|
And, as in past years, there will also be a book table (featuring all the new releases and DVDs), author booksingings, special surprises, special guests, and more.Don't miss this year's San Francisco Silent Film Festival.