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The San Francisco Silent Film Festival is back!


King of the Circus Movie Extract

Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, US 94114

May 5-11, 2022

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival (SFSFF) is making its comeback after a three-year delay, featuring three French titles!

Kicking off early May, the festival will be taking place at San Francisco’s legendary Castro Theater from May 5 to May 11. Among the variety of films presented, the SFSFF will screen three French titles, co-presented with Villa Albertine San Francisco: 


The King of the Circus – Edouard-Emile Violet, 1924. Screening Saturday, May 7, 11am

The Divine Voyage – Julien Duvivier, 1929. Screening Wednesday, May 11, 4:30pm

Dans La Nuit – Charles Vanel, 1929. Screening Monday, May 9, 7pm


Renowned French archivist Serge Bromberg of Lobster Films will be introducing both The King of the Circus and The Divine Voyage. Head over to the SFSFF’s official website to see the festival’s program and book your tickets for one of the most iconic cinema events of the year! 

Check out the full schedule here.

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San Francisco Silent Film Festival

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival (SFSFF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the presentation and preservation of silent cinema, and the education of the public about silent film as an art form and as a culturally valuable historical record.

Throughout the year, SFSFF produces events that showcase important titles from the silent era, often in restored or preserved prints, with live musical accompaniment by some of the world’s finest practitioners of the art of putting music to film. Each presentation exemplifies the extraordinary quality that Academy Award-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow calls “live cinema.”

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