SF Silent Film Festival's Rare Screenings of Abel Gance's Masterpiece Napoléon Starts This Weekend
Movie enthusiasts have a ton to look forward to with all the excellent film fests that hit our city every year, and the SF Silent Film Fest is certainly in the top echelon. This time around, however, their lineup is extra special. Silent film aficionados can look forward to a super rare screening of Abel Gance's 1927 holy grail masterpiece, Napoléon.
During only four performances on March 24, 25, 31 and April 1 at the gorgeous art deco Paramount Theatre in Oakland, those of you who have been dying to see this hard-to-come-by film will be ecstatic to know it's the restored, 5.5 hour version by Kevin Brownlow, with a live orchestral accompaniment based on Carl Davis' 1980 score. No other American city is fortunate enough to receive a screening and performance like this.
To get an early start on tickets for the Silent Film Fest (starting July 12), click here!