Silent Film Festival News: Abel Gance’s Napoleon Coming to Oakand in Early 2012

This is enormous news; I alluded to it in a Silent Film Festival post, but it well-deserves its own mention.

Abe Gance’s epic film, Napoleon, is to be shown as never before seen in its complete restoration by famed film historian Kevin Brownlow. This includes, so I gather, its entire 5 and a half hour runtime AND the epic battle scenes which require three projectors to run simultaneously.

It is running for four showings only, March 24, 25, 31, April 1, 2012.

Tickets are on sale now, and range from 40 dollars to 120 dollars.  Click on jump to purchase tickets and see some scenes with a review from youtube user Spartacus007.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.silentfilm.org/event-special.php

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4 Comments on “Silent Film Festival News: Abel Gance’s Napoleon Coming to Oakand in Early 2012”

  1. Dennis James
    March 14, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    You all do know NAPOLEON isn’t the only orchestra plus organ with silent film show in upcoming weeks. For instance, I’m performing at the organ together with with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra for the 1920 Douglas Fairbanks silent film adventure THE MARK OF ZORRO on April 19 & 20 in Indianapolis at the local art museum, and then over to the grand Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ in Buffalo for accompanying Lon Chaney in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA playing the 1925 original score by G. Hinrichs and M. Winkler at Shea’s Buffalo movie palace together with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on Sunday, April 22. The grand movie palace experience with silent films and live music is back . . . thank you, THE ARTIST, for winning the Oscar and reviving our specialist interest for the general public! Dennis James, SILENT FILM CONCERTS

    • Tom Ellis
      March 14, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

      You do know that this is a San Francisco film site, not an “everywhere that happens to be featuring orchestra plus organ with silent film shows in upcoming weeks” site.

      In San Francisco, the grand movie palace experience with silent films and live music has been back before the Artist arrived, and despite the fact that the Artist is the only film which has been done in a relatively silent manner since Chaplin.

    • Torrance S
      March 2, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

      I’ve seen you twice at the Spreckels concert … you are awesome!

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