This weekend a friend and I are off to the picture show! We’re attending the San Francisco Silent Film Festival‘s 6th Annual Winter Event. I’ve been to all of their summer festivals save one since moving to California, but this will be my first time going to one of their winter events, and this will be my friend’s first time attending as a published author. She’ll be signing copies of her book in between screenings.
On Saturday’s program:
L’Argent (1928) at 3:30 PM
Accompanied By: Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
Directed By: Marcel L’Herbier
Cast: Pierre Alcover, Brigitte Helm, Marie Glory, Yvette Guilbert, Alfred Abel, Henry Victor, Pierre Juvenet, Antonin Artaud
Greed and sex drive Marcel L’Herbier’s adaptation of Emile Zola’s celebrated novel about financial speculation. The excess of the story is mirrored in the filmmaking—opulent sets, breathtaking camerawork, and a rhythm that conveys glamour and modernity. Magnificently restored, this film is a true revelation! Accompanied by The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. Titles in French with live reading of English translation by Stephen Salmons. Generous support provided by the French Consulate of San Francisco.