Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Up-Coming: Silent Autumn

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival has moved their 1-day Winter Festival at the Castro Theatre to this Saturday, September 20th. There will be 3 feature films plus 2 programs of shorts. The Alloy Orchestra will accompany the features The Son of the Sheik, starring Rudolph Valentino in his last role, & The General, Buster Keaton's masterpiece. Pianist Donald Sosin will accompany Laurel & Hardy shorts, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari & a program of shorts evoking the world of 1914. Once again, it appears that the Castro's organ will not be used.

Festival passes are available online & in person, old school, at the McRoskey Mattress Company's San Francisco Showroom.

§ Silent Autumn
Saturday September 20 2014
Castro Theatre

11:00 AM
Another Fine Mess: Silent Laurel And Hardy Shorts
(USA, 1928-1929, approx. 70 minutes)
Musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin

1:00 PM
The Son of the Sheik
(USA, 1926, 81 minutes)
Musical accompaniment by Alloy Orchestra

3:30 PM
A Night at the Cinema in 1914
(USA/UK, 1914, 85 minutes)
Musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin

7:00 PM
The General
(USA, 1926, 75 minutes)
Musical accompaniment by Alloy Orchestra

9:00 PM
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
(Germany, 1920, Directed by Robert Wiene, 75 minutes)
Musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin

2 comments:

Michael Strickland said...

When are you showing up? Just found out that I have a press pass so I'll definitely be there for Son of The Sheik! Laurel and Hardy is tempting but it feels sinful to go into a movie house before noon on a gorgeous autumn day.

Axel Feldheim said...

It feels positively muggy out there this morning, but I think I know how you feel. I'll be there for the Son of the Sheik as well, so see you then!