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San Francisco Silent Film Festival's A Day of Silents, December 7

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 19, 2019 11:50am | Post a Comment

Day of Silents, Phantom of the Opera

Celebrate the holiday season in style with the San Francisco Silent Film Festival's annual A DAY OF SILENTS on Saturday, December 7th! This all-day live-cinema event takes place at SF’s historic movie palace Castro Theatre and features five programs with live musical accompaniment by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, Donald Sosin, and Berklee Silent Film Orchestra. This day of stunning silent cinema and thrilling live music is not to be missed! Get your individual film tickets HERE or an All Day Pass!

Here's what's on the bill for December 7th:

FATTY + BUSTER
11:00am | $17 general / $15 member
Live Music by Donald Sosin
Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle discovered Buster Keaton and these three sparkling shorts demonstrate the striking chemistry between the two geniuses. The program includes THE COOK (1918), GOOD NIGHT, NURSE (1918), and THE GARAGE (1919).

REDSKIN
1:00pm | $17 general / $15 member
Live Music by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
Named for the racial slur directed at its protagonist, REDSKIN tells the story of Navajo man Wing Foot navigating between his western education and the traditions passed down by tribal elders. Shot in breathtaking two-color Technicolor at locations in New Mexico and Arizona (including Acoma Pueblo and Canyon de Chelly).

WOMAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA
3:15pm | $17 general / $15 member
Live Music by Donald Sosin
French filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché got into the movie business at the very beginning—in 1894! One of the very first directors to make narrative films, her work is marked by innovation—she experimented with color-tinting, and special effects. The program includes six of her shorts.

THE MARRIAGE CIRCLE
5:00pm | $17 general / $15 member
Live Music by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
Ernst Lubitsch works narrative magic with knowing looks and subtle gestures in this superb comedy centering around two couples—the sublimely-in-love Monte Blue and Florence Vidor, and the less-so Adolphe Menjou and Marie Prevost.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
8:00pm | $24 general / $22 member
Live Music by Berklee Silent Film Orchestra
The oldest surviving film version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA stars Lon Chaney—the Man of a Thousand Faces—in his most celebrated role, the disfigured, cloaked “phantom” who haunts the Paris Opera House and will do anything for his beloved Christine. With original two color Technicolor sequence and hand coloring!

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