Presidio Dialogues: Restoring Treasures of the Silent Screen

Thursday, May 4, 6:00 pm, Presidio Officers' Club

Join film restorer and SFSFF Board President Robert Byrne as he presents a sneak peek into three recent restoration efforts, all of which will have their world premieres at the 2017 San Francisco Silent Film Festival, June 1–4 at the Castro Theatre:
  • The Three Musketeers (1921): Douglas Fairbanks's original swashbuckling saga, restored from a copy of Fairbanks’s own 35mm negative that had been donated to the Museum of Modern Art.
     
  • Silence (1926): Produced by Cecil B. DeMille, this classic melodrama had been considered lost for generations until a complete tinted nitrate copy of the film surfaced in Paris at the Cinémathèque Française.
     
  • Plus a special surprise – fragments of a previously lost feature provide a tantalizing glimpse of one of the silent screen’s greatest icons.
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