Amazing Tales from the Archives
Live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne
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Showings
Castro TheatreFri, Jun 3, 2016 10:00 AM
$16 suggested donation
Free Screening. Support our Film Preservation Fund
 
Film Info
Total Run Time:110 min
Description

SFSFF continues its behind-the-curtain look at the international preservation scene with another edition of this popular free program. Please, consider donating the price of a ticket ($16 or more) to support SFSFF's Film Preservation Fund. Click here to donate.

Bringing their preservation stories to this year’s Amazing Tales from the Archives are filmmaker and restoration expert Georges Mourier, who is currently overseeing a six-and-a-half-hour restoration of Abel Gance’s Napoleon for the Cinémathèque Française, in partnership with Francis Ford Coppola and the Film Preserve Ltd; Peter Schade (VP, content management) and Emily Wensel (director, content mastering) at Universal Pictures, whose new silent film preservation initiative includes the premiere of the restored The Last Warning; and Bryony Dixon, senior curator of silent film for the British Film Institute, who returns to San Francisco with more tales of treasures from BFI’s National Archive.

Live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne

Special support provided by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

ASL interpretation provided