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Warren Miller’s TIMELESS 7:30

The only constant is change, but winter stoke is eternal. After seven decades of celebrating skiing and snowboarding, Warren Miller Entertainment can confirm that nothing compares to the anticipation of another season in the mountains. Come kickoff winter with Warren Miller’s 70th film, Timeless, presented by Volkswagen, and adventure from the slopes of the Rockies to the rooftops of the Alps alongside top athletes, including California locals Jonny Moseley, Amie Engerbretson, Connery Lundin, and ski legend, Glen Plake. All moviegoers will receive discounts on lift tickets, gear, swag, and more. It’s more than a ski and snowboard film, it’s an experience, 70 years in the making.
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A DAY OF SILENTS takes place at the beautiful Castro Theatre. Five programs with live musical accompaniment by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, Donald Sosin, and Berklee Silent Film Orchestra! A day of stunning silent cinema and thrilling live music not to be missed!


All Day Pass:

FATTY + BUSTER 11:00am | $17 general / $15 member

Live Music by Donald Sosin

Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle discovered Buster Keaton and these three sparkling shorts demonstrate the striking chemistry between the two geniuses. The program includes THE COOK (1918), GOOD NIGHT, NURSE (1918), and THE GARAGE (1919).


REDSKIN 1:00 pm | $17 general / $15 member

Live Music by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra

Named to highlight the racial slur directed at its protagonist, REDSKIN tells the story of Navajo man Wing Foot navigating between his western education and the traditions passed down by tribal elders. Shot in breathtaking two-color Technicolor at locations in New Mexico and Arizona (including Acoma Pueblo and Canyon de Chelly).


WOMAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA 3:15 pm | $17 general / $15 member

Live Music by Donald Sosin

French filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché got into the movie business at the very beginning—in 1894! One of the very first directors to make narrative films, her work is marked by innovation—she experimented with color-tinting, and special effects. The program includes six of her shorts.

THE MARRIAGE CIRCLE 5:00 pm | $17 general / $15 member

Live Music by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra

Ernst Lubitsch works narrative magic with knowing looks and subtle gestures
in this superb comedy centering around two couples—the sublimely-in-love Monte Blue and Florence Vidor, and the less-so Adolphe Menjou and Marie Prevost.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 8:00 pm | $24 general / $22 member

Live Music by Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

The oldest surviving film version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA stars Lon Chaney—the Man of a Thousand Faces—in his most celebrated role, the disfigured, cloaked “phantom” who haunts the Paris Opera House and will do anything for his beloved Christine. With original two color Technicolor sequence and hand coloring!



The Long Now Foundation's Seminars About Long-term Thinking presents:
Rick Prelinger, Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, 14

Our annual Lost Landscapes of San Francisco show with Rick Prelinger will run for 2 nights this year and a portion of the proceeds are going directly to support the Prelinger Library!

This is, unbelievably, the 14th year of LOST LANDSCAPES OF SAN FRANCISCO. Combining a year of exciting archival discoveries with evergreen favorites from past years, this feature-length program shows San Francisco's people, neighborhoods, infrastructures and celebrations from the early 20th century through the 01980s.

New sequences this year run the gamut from the streets of noirish downtown San Francisco in the 01940s to the lively Mission, Richmond, Sunset and Ingleside Terrace districts; family life just prior to World War II; bohemia, psychedelia and punk; newly discovered footage of the late, lamented Sky Tram and the unlamented Bayside Motel and Embarcadero Freeway; horsing around on the Rainier Beer loading dock in 01937; water and transit infrastructure; a hobo by the zoo; Cinemascope footage from the 01950s; the building of I-280; and many intimate glimpses of Latinx, Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Black and white families.

As always, the audience makes the soundtrack at the glorious Castro Theatre! Come prepared to identify places, people and events, to ask questions and to engage in spirited real-time repartee with fellow audience members.

The Wednesday showing will also feature a presentation on the Prelinger Library, San Francisco's famed experimental research library that supports artists, historians, community members, and researchers of all kinds. On both evenings you can purchase $50 Prelinger Library Patron Tickets, which includes reserved seating in the theater.

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