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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 23rd San Francisco Silent Film Festival opens Wednesday evening, May 30, with the 1928 film, "The Man Who Laughs." Director Paul Leni’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1869 novel about a man disfigured from childhood stands with the great masterworks of the silent era. 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 Thursday through Sunday, now with FOUR 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 "The Other Woman's Story," with live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne, on Friday, June 1 at 12:00pm.

Use the discount code *ARTDC* for online ticket purchase at the member price of $15 (vs. $17) on up to two tickets for this program.

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

Email with the following: 1) Four sentences about your favorite silent film and why you love it. 2) Your name & contact info.

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