San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Thu May 28, 2015 - Sun Jun 5
Multiple locations
Film Festival, Movies


Join us for the 21st SF Silent Film Festival--four glorious days, June 2–5, at San Francisco's movie palace Castro Theatre, with masterpieces from the silent era accompanied live by extraordinary musicians from around the world.

The films represented above, clockwise from top left: Fritz Lang's 1921 DESTINY in a new restoration by the F.W. Murnau Foundation; A WOMAN OF THE WORLD starring Pola Negri in a new restoration from Paramount Pictures; THE TULIPS, one of 15 exquisitely colored shorts in the Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema program; THE ITALIAN STRAW HAT, one of two René Clair restorations by SFSFF in partnership with the Cinémathèque Française. But all is revealed at

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Castro Theatre
429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA
Thu Jun 2 (7pm)
Beggars of Life - Opening Night Film
Fri Jun 3 (10am, 1pm, 4pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 9:30pm)
Amazing Tales from the Archives at 10am / A Woman of the World at 1pm / That Night's Wife (Sono yo no tsuma) at 3pm / Mothers of Men or Every Woman's Problem at 4:30pm / Varieté at 7:15pm / Behind the Door at 9:30pm
Sat Jun 4 (10am, 12noon, 2:30pm, 5:15pm, 7:30pm, 10pm)
The Battle of the Century and Other Comedy Restorations! at 10am / The Strongest (Den starkaste) at 12noon / Shooting Stars at 2:30pm / Within Our Gates at 5:15pm / The Italian Straw Hat (Un Chapeau de paille d'Italie) at 7:30pm / The Last Warning at 10pm
Sun Jun 5 (10am, 12noon, 1:45pm, 3:45pm, 6:30pm, 8:30pm)
Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema at 10am / Girls Will Be Boys at 12noon / Nanook of the North at 1:45pm / Destiny (Der müde Tod) at 3:45pm / Les Deux Timides at 6:30pm / When the Clouds Roll By at 8:30pm
McRoskey Mattress Company
1687 Market St
San Francisco, CA
Thu Jun 2 (9pm)
Opening Night Party


  1. Castro Theatre
    429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA
  2. McRoskey Mattress Company
    1687 Market St, San Francisco, CA