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Op-Ed: San Francisco Silent Film Festival an archive of film history Special

Lines were forming an hour before the 2 PM matinee started for “Huckleberry Finn” on July 15 at the Castro Theater. San Franciscans are very enthusiastic about the 16th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival.
 

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An hour before the matinee showing of  Huck Finn  was to start and the line for ticket and festival ...
An hour before the matinee showing of "Huck Finn" was to start and the line for ticket and festival pass holders was already starting to form down the block.
Some of the film  Huckleberry Finn  was tinted with various colors. At certain spots towards the las...
Some of the film "Huckleberry Finn" was tinted with various colors. At certain spots towards the last half hour of the film, parts of the film was not able to be restored and so title cards replaced the missing scenes, providing descriptions of what was lost and to bring the audience to the next scene.
Interior of the Castro Theater just before the matinee began. Slide show was on the screen  which in...
Interior of the Castro Theater just before the matinee began. Slide show was on the screen, which included ads from festival sponsors.

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