San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2022

The Castro Theatre San Francisco 10 May 2022

The 25th anniversary of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival is celebrated with live screenings at the historical Castro Theatre. This anniversary festival presents 29 programs with films from 14 countries and more than 50 musicians accompanying the screenings.

The Swedish film A Sister of Six will be screened with live music accompaniment by Guenter Buchwald and Frank Bockius.  

A Sister of Six  
Flickorna Gyurkovics 
Sweden, 1926 
102 minutes 

The film was restored by the Swedish Film institute, and will be introduced by Swedish Film Institute archivist Magnus Rosborn. 

Director: Ragnar Hyltén-Cavallius 
Cast: Lydia Potechina, Anna Lisa Ryding, Betty Balfour, Willy Fritsch, Ivan Hedqvist 

When: May 10 at 12:00 noon 
Where: The Castro Theatre 

Tickets: A Sister of Six ( 

Discount code for A Sister of Six: CSWSF 


Mattie Bye Ensemble 

Three programs at this year's festival will be accompanied by renowned Swedish composer Matti Bye and his ensemble. 

The Mattie Bye Ensemble is led by award-winning film composer Matti Bye, who has been the Swedish Film Institute’s resident silent-movie pianist since 1989.   

Friday, May 6 at 9:20 pm
Salomé ( 

Monday, May 9 at 4:15 pm
Limite ( 

Wednesday, May 11 at 2:15 pm
Salt for Svanetia (  

Where: The Castro Theatre in San Francisco  

For more information about the festival and location, please visit: Schedule ( 

Last updated 26 Apr 2022, 1.17 PM