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San Francisco Silent Film Festival


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I haven't seen anyone mention this year's festival, so thought I'd post it. [Please forgive me if this information is repetitious.] This year's festival will take place July 14 - 16, 2006 at San Francisco's Castro Theatre. Following is the schedule:


Frank Borzage's Seventh Heaven (1927) with Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell. Clark Wilson on the Mighty Wurlitzer. Miss Gaynor's son, Robin Adrian, will introduce the picture.


John Ford's Bucking Broadway (1917) with Harry Carey and Molly Malone. Michael Mortilla on the stately Steinway. Harry Carey, Jr. is the special guest for this one.


Julien Duvivier's Au Bonheur des Dames (1930) with Dita Parlo and Armand Bour. Accompanied by The Hot Club of San Francisco.


William Beaudine's Sparrows with Mary Pickford. This showing will include the original trailer and outtakes. Michael Mortilla on the stately Steinway.


G. W. Pabst's Pandora's Box with Louise Brooks. Newly struck print presented by artist/filmmaker Bruce Conner. Clark Wilson on the Mighty Wurlitzer.


A free program: Amazing Tales from the Archives. Archivists and preservation experts share tales of films rescued from oblivion. Patrick Loughney of George Eastman House, Mike Mason of The Library of Congress, Mona Nagai of the Pacific Film Archive and Peter Limburg of Haghefilm.


Laurel and Hardy's The Finishing Touch (1928), Liberty (1929) and Wrong Again (1929). Michael Mortilla on the stately Steinway.


Boris Barnet's The Girl with the Hatbox (1927) with Anna Sten accompanied by the Balka Ensemble.


Tod Browning's The Unholy Three with Lon Chaney, Mae Busch and Victor McLaglen. Jon Mirsalis on the stately Steinway. Introduced by Patrick Loughney of the George Eastman House.


King Vidor's Show People with Marion Davies and William Haines (including cameos by Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and John Gilbert). Dennis James on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

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