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16th Silent Film Festival Opens Tonight at the Castro with John Ford's 'Upstream'

The 16th annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival returns to the Castro Theatre tonight to celebrate some of cinema's earliest pioneers, including YasujirĂ´ Ozu, F.W. Murnau and and John Ford.

Buster Keaton, Lon Chaney Headline Silent Film Festival's Winter Bash

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival will host its fifth annual Winter Event at the Castro Theatre this Saturday, with special guests including film preservationist Robert Byrne, New York Times bestselling author Mark Vaz and Melissa Cox, granddaughter of Buster Keaton, scheduled to appear. Those eager to revisit the movies that first introduced the world to cinema as a serious art form can choose from the following titles:

Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness

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