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19th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival is this week

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Silent films are not dead! In fact, they are thriving and set to roll in San Francisco later this week. The 19th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival will begin at the Castro Theater on Thursday.

The four day event will kick off with a showing of the "Four Horseman of the Apocalypse." The 1920's film made Rudolph Valentino a star and tells the tale of a spoiled man that falls in love with a married woman before being forced to join the army. The film was one of the biggest box office hits of the silent film era. An opening night party will follow the screening.

Several other films from the silent era, including "The Girl in Tails," "Romona," and "The Epic Everest" will be shown during the festival. Click here for a full schedule of showings.