The San Francisco Silent Winter Film Festival will take place February 16, 2013, at the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco. Five masterpiece programs will screen on one single Saturday on February 16, 2013.
Beginning at the civilized morning hour of 10 o’clock, the festival kicks off with the magical romance by J. Searly Dawley, SNOW WHITE (1916), one of the first features that Walt Disney watched as a 16-year old newsboy in Kansas City and now a part of the Walt Disney Family Museum’s celebration of its own legendary Snow White.
Other screenings include a rare program of early Buster Keaton short films – three of the funniest, most innovative comedies ever captured on film, ONE WEEK (1920), THE SCARECROW (1920), THE PLAY HOUSE (1921); F.W. Murnau’s magnificently surreal FAUST (1926) from Germany; Douglas Fairbanks’ personal favorite fantasy replete with flying carpets, winged horses and sea monsters THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1924) directed by Raoul Walsh; Mary Pickford’s last silent film MY BEST GIRL (1927) by Sam Taylor.
Talented musicians including Donald Sosin on grand piano, Chris Elliot on the Mighty Wurlitzer and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, will accompany each of the five programs.
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