2019 SF Silent Film Festival: Free Movie Day | Castro Theatre
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Castro Theatre | 429 Castro St., San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Join the San Francisco Silent Film Festival for another edition of the popular free program – a behind-the-curtain look at the international preservation scened and a dazzling silent-era movies set to extraordinary live music
2019 San Francisco Silent Film Festival: Free Movie Day
Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 10 am (115 mins.)
Castro Theatre, SF
A Musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne
The Amazing Tales program started life in 2006 to highlight the importance of film preservation and to provide insight into the remarkable work done by film archives around the world. Since then it has become one of the most highly anticipated programs in the festival. And it’s free! This year’s presenters: Restorer Robert Byrne and researcher Thierry Lecointe will share cinematic wonders they’ve discovered in fin de siècle novelty flipbooks. Stefan DröSsler, head of Filmmuseum München, discusses the restoration of Robert Reinert’s Opium and Germany’s flourishing national cinema at the end of WWI. Hisashi Okajima, director of the National Film Archive of Japan, demonstrates the Mina Talkie Sound System used for Kenji Mizoguchi’s Furusato.
Bruce Goldstein, director of repertory programming at New York’s Film Forum and founder of Rialto Pictures, illustrates how “Silents Got No Respect” the minute talkies came in.
This is a free event; no tickets will be issued. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.