Author and Artist Signings at SFSFF 2016

Illeana Douglas, William Wellman Jr., Wayne Shellabarger, and more!

Photo by Pamela Gentile

We are delighted to have Books Inc. and the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum back on the Castro mezzanine during our 21st SF Silent Film Festival. They'll be selling books, DVDs, and other silent film memorabilia alongside our own festival merchandise table. Come by and BUY!

We will also have several authors and artists present to sign books and posters and share their love of silent cinema with fans. Here's the schedule (all times approximate):

Friday, June 3

  • 2:15 pm (after A Woman of the World): Thomas Gladysz (Diary of a Lost Girl), Joan Birdsall (Theda Bara, My Mentor), and JC Garrett (limited-edition posters)
  • 5:40 pm (after Mothers of Men): Mary Mallory and Karie Bible (Hollywood Celebrates the Holidays), Cari Beauchamp (My First Time in Hollywood), and Shelley Stamp (Lois Weber in Early Hollywood and Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema)
Saturday, June 4
  • 1:50 pm (after The Strongest): William Wellman, Jr. (Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel)
  • 4:25 pm (after Shooting Stars): David Robinson (Chaplin: His Life and Art) and Bryony Dixon (100 Silent Films and Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema)
Sunday, June 5
  • 1:15 pm (after Girls Will Be Boys): Laura Horak (Girls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women, Lesbians, and American Cinema, 1908-1934)
  • 3:00 pm (after Nanook of the North): Illeana Douglas (I Blame Dennis Hopper, and Other Stories from a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies) and Tracey Goessel (The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks)
  • 5:30 pm (after Destiny): Wayne Shellabarger (SFSFF21 and other posters)