samedi 28 février 2009

the San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2009 Tribute to Alice Guy Be Natural

LOUISE BROOKS SOCIETY @ 2009-02-13 15:13:00
I am excited about tomorrows4th Annual Silent Film Winter Eventat the Castro Theater in San Francisco. The event is put on by the good folks at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival
A selection of shorts by pioneering female director Alice Guy Blache
will also be shown prior to each film.

Saturday, February 14, 2009 Noon - OUR HOSPITALITY (1923)
Set against the drama of an age-old feud between two families, Buster Keaton's ingenious take on Romeo and Juliet is a laugh-out-loud parody of Southern hospitality, circa 1830. Upon learning he's inherited the ancestral estate, Buster takes the first train home to reclaim his heritage. Soon he's courting a sweetheart and dodging her family's bullets. Buster's daredevil rescue attempt above a waterfall is one of the all-time great movie stunts.
Live piano accompaniment by PHILIP CARLI
Directed by John G. Blystone & Buster Keaton Starring: Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Ralph Bushman, Craig Ward, Buster Keaton Jr. (1 year old) 35mm Print Source: DourisCorporation
Preceded by short, Alice Guy Blache's THE DETECTIVE AND HIS DOG (1912)
Co-Presented by The Mary Pickford Foundation and The San Francisco Film Society
Movie stardom gets a gleeful once-over in this madcap slapstick farce from Russia. Goga is a brash young ticket-taker smitten by aspiring actress Dusia, but she only has eyes for movie idols like Douglas Fairbanks. Goga decides to become a famous screen star himself, starting with a stunt man job at a movie studio. But when Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford arrive on a promotional tour, (with rare footage of the Hollywood couple which only exists in this film!) Goga gets all the fame he could ever want - at his own peril!
Live translation of Ukranian intertitles read by Steven Jenkins from San Francisco Film Society.
Written & Directed by Sergei Komarov Starring: Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Igor Ilinsky and Anel Sudakevich 35mm Print Source: The Mary Pickford Institute

Preceded by short, Alice Guy Blanche's MATRIMONY'S SPEED LIMIT (1913)

Saturday, February 14, 2009
6:30pm - SUNRISE: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
Co-Presented by Film Noir Foundation
One of the supreme artistic achievements of the silent era, SUNRISE is a timeless ode to the forces of love, desire, guilt and redemption. Director F. W. Murnau infuses his fable of a man, a temptress, and a wife with a lyrical, dreamlike intensity that makes for a heightened emotional experience you'll never forget. Recipient at the very first Academy Award ceremony in 1929 of the only Oscar ever given for Unique and Artistic Picture.
Live accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer by DENNIS JAMES
Directed by F.W. Murnau Starring: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston 35mm Print Source: 20th Century Fox
Preceded by short, Alice Guy Blache's FALLING LEAVES (1912)
9:30pm - THE CAT AND THE CANARY (1927)
Co-Presented by MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS
At the stroke of midnight, the heirs of Cyrus West gather at his old dark house for the reading of the will. One of them will inherit his estate and take possession of the famous West diamonds - if they can survive the night without going insane. And wouldn't you know it, there's an escaped lunatic somewhere on the premises. Who shall live? Who shall die? In this thriller-chiller comedy, horror and hilarity lurk behind every secret panel! From the director of THE MAN WHO LAUGHS, our sold-out hit at this past summer's 2008 Festival!
Live accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer by DENNIS JAMES and Foley Artist, Mark Goldstein.
Directed by Paul Leni Starring: Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale, Forrest Stanley, Tully Marshall 35mm Print Source: Film Preservation Associates

Preceded by short, Alice Guy Blache's THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1913)

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Festivals Film muet 2009

Kansas Silent Film Festival

The Kansas Silent Film Festival takes place at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas 27-28 February 2009. The festival will include the US premiere of the rediscovered Bardelys the Magnificent (1926), starring John Gilbert.

A Festival of Silent Cinema Essex

A four day programme of silent films aiming to show exactly what these first films looked like and what the audience were seeing between 1896 and the late 1920s. To be held at the Electric Palace, Harwich, Essex, 7-10 May 2009.

Festival d’Anères

The 2009 Festival d’Anères in France takes place 27-31 May 2009.

Il Cinema Ritrovato

Bologna’s festival of restorations and resdiscoveries, Il Cinema Ritrovato, takes place 27 June-4 July 2009.

Capitolfest New York

Capitolfest, central New York’s silent and early talkie classic film festival takes place 7-9 August 2009 at the Capitol Theatre, Rome, NY.

Bonner Sommerkino Bonn

The Bonner Sommerkino festival of silent films in Bonn, Germeny, takes place 13-23 August 2009.

Giornate del Cinema Muto Pordenone

The Giornate del Cinema Muto, or Pordenone Silent Film Festival, takes place 3-10 October 2009.

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival
will present its forth-annual winter program on Valentines Day, February 14, 2009

Silent film Festival (now in its 7th year) in Karlsruhe

taking place January 22 to 25. 2009Link: