Shooting Stars

Live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne
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Showings

Castro Theatre Sat, Jun 4, 2016 2:30 PM
$16 general / $14 member
Film Info
Director:Anthony Asquith
Cast:Annette Benson
Brian Aherne
Donald Calthrop
Chili Bouchier
Wally Patch
David Brooks
Year:1928
Country:UK
Total Run Time:103 min

Description

A film star has fallen in love with a comedy actor. Trouble is she’s already married to her costar. This impressive debut by the director of A Cottage on Dartmoor and Underground is a behind-the-scenes look at moviemaking that mixes comedy and suspense with Hitchcockian plot twists, all in an expressionist visual style. Under Anthony Asquith’s sure hand, Shooting Stars is a sophisticated morality tale that teases the audience with revelations about the illusions of filmmaking.

Live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne

Preceding the screening, the 2016 San Francisco Silent Film Festival Award will be presented to David Robinson for his commitment to the preservation and presentation of silent cinema.

Co-presented by Friends of the BFI and Mostly British Film Festival

ASL interpretation provided