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San Francisco Silent Film Festival

  • Castro Theatre 429 Castro St San Francisco, CA, 94114 United States (map)

The festival's motto still holds up: True Art Transcends Time!

The 22nd San Francisco Silent Film Festival opens Thursday evening, June 1, with the Harold Lloyd feature "The Freshman." A gala Opening Night Party follows (separate ticket), at the top-floor loft of the historic McRoskey Mattress Company Building, 1687 Market Street (at Gough) in San Francisco.

The festival continues Friday through Sunday, with three full days of programming, starting at 10 am each day. Each day offers rare and legendary, beautifully-restored examples of cinematic art, accompanied by exciting live music.

Please see for more details and ticket information.

In addition to the festival in general, the ADSC is a co-presenter of "Get Your Man" with live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne, on Friday, June 2 at 1:00pm.

The film is also preceded by a 23-minute fragment of a lost Wallace Beery/Louise Brooks comedy, "Now We’re in the Air!"

The ADSC is also co-presenting "A Strong Man," with live musical accompaniment by Guenter Buchwald and Sascha Jacobsen on Saturday, June 3 at 12:00pm.

For both of these films, use the discount code *ARTDC* for online ticket purchase at the member price of $14 (vs. $16) on up to two tickets for each of these programs.

AND, the ADSC is giving away a pair of tickets for each film!

Email with the following: 1) Which film you want to see -- Get Your Man, or A Strong Man. 2) Four sentences about your favorite silent film and why you love it. 3) Your name & contact info.

The first reply for each film will win; winner will be notified and your tickets will be held at will call.

Earlier Event: May 6
PEERS: Paris in the Spring Ball
Later Event: June 3
PEERS: Gotham Black & White Ball