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The 13th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival (2008)

Silents, Please

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Once again, one of the world's leading silent film festivals has done it again with an astonishing lineup of both big ticket items and much rarer films, from all over the world. The opportunity to see these films on the big screen accompanied by live music can be the event of any movie buff's lifetime. Check out The 13th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival for more information. Click on the links below for reviews of individual films.

Friday, July 11, 2008
The Kid Brother (1927)

Saturday, July 12, 2008
Amazing Tales from Film Preservation School
The Soul of Youth (1920, William Desmond Taylor)
Les deux timides (1928, Rene Clair)
Michael (1924, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
The Man Who Laughs (1928, Paul Leni)
The Unknown (1927, Tod Browning)

Sunday, July 13, 2008
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926, Lotte Reiniger)
The Silent Enemy (1930, H. P. Carver)
Her Wild Oat (1927, Marshall Neilan)
Jujiro (1928, Teinosuke Kinugasa)
The Patsy (1928, King Vidor)

Plus: films from George Eastman House that students of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation have saved and restored with a fellowship from Haghefilm Conservation: George Méliès's The Skipping Cheeses (1907); a mountain-climbing expedition to the Swiss Alps in Lost: A Yodel (1920); detective Nick Carter solving the mystery of The Last Call (1922), and more.

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