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The 2012 Silent Film Festival’s annual free day comes to the Castro Theatre Friday the 13th.
By - posted 7/12/2012 No Comment

The red plush seats welcome you to the historic Castro Theater. Black and white images from a rare film flit across the screen. The piano rings, the kazoo cascades, the cello mourns. Pianists or orchestral groups from as near as San Francisco and as far as Stockholm accompany each film in the festival.

Since 1992, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival has provided international audiences with the rare opportunity to view a diverse array of painstakingly restored masterpieces from the silent era at one of the country’s few remaining fully operational movie palaces from the 1920s. Each year, they present a free “Amazing Tales from the Archives” program.

In the 2012 “Amazing Tales”, Andrea Kalas, (Vice President of Archives at Paramount Pictures) and Grover Crisp (Senior Vice President of Film Restoration and Digital Mastering at Sony Pictures) will explore restoration and preservation work at two of Hollywood’s most well-respected studios.

San Francisco Silent Film Festival: Free Movie Day
– Friday, Jul 13, 2012 – 10:30am
– Castro Theatre, SF

Presentations by Andrea Kalas, Vice President of Archives at Paramount Pictures and Grover Crisp, Senior Vice President of Film Restoration and Digital Mastering at Sony Pictures will explore restoration and preservation work at two of Hollywood’s venerable studios.

Amazing Tales from the Archived Accompanied by Stephen Horne on the grand piano.

Free event. No tickets will be issued. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.