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)
2:40pm - A KISS FROM MARY PICKFORD (1927)
Co-Presented by The Mary Pickford Foundation and The San Francisco Film Society
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
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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