Festival 2019

Photo by Tommy Lau

The 24th San Francisco Silent Film Festival took place May 1–5, 2019, at the beautiful Castro Theatre. Five glorious days of live cinema—dazzling silent-era movies set to extraordinary live music!

This year's program featured 25 programs (including an illustrated lecture presentation at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley), all with live musical accompaniment! There were films from ten different countries— Bali, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Sweden, US, and the USSR—and more than 40 brilliant musicians from around the world to accompany!