The San Francisco Silent Film Festival Kicks off Tonight!

By Lara Gabrielle Fowler

That’s right folks, tonight Backlots will be returning to the San Francisco Silent Film Festival as an official member of the press! This year, like every year, the festival will feature some of the most fascinating films, restorations and speakers from the world of silent film over the course of 4 days.

Louise Brooks in Prix de beauté, tonight’s opening night feature.

The festival schedule this year is as follows. Click the films you are interested in, and you will be taken to the film’s page on the San Francisco Silent Film Festival website for more information and showtimes!

Prix de Beaute

Opening Night Party!

Amazing Tales from the Archives

The First Born

Tokyo Chorus

The Patsy

The Golden Clown (Klovnen)

The Half-Breed

Legong: Dance of the Virgins


The House on Trubnaya Square

The Joyless Street (Die freudlose Gasse)

Kings of (Silent) Comedy

The Outlaw and His Wife (Berg-Ejvind och hans hustru)

The Last Edition

The Weavers (Die Weber)

Safety Last!

I will be following my standard method of covering festivals, with live tweets appearing on the site and a blog post following each day. It promises to be a wonderful festival, and if you are in the San Francisco area, please come join me and be sure to say hello!

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you there!


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