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San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2010: Metropolis, Norma Talmadge, Louise Brooks, John Ford

Louise Brooks (center) in Diary of a Lost Girl (top); Fritz Lang‘s Metropolis (upper middle); George O’Brien (center) in John Ford‘s The Iron Horse (lower middle); Norma Talmadge in Sam Taylor and Henry King‘s The Woman Disputed (bottom) The San Francisco Silent Film Festival kicks off on July 15 with a screening of John Ford‘s The Iron Horse, at 7 p.m. at the Castro Theatre. The festival’s Opening Night Party will follow the screening. Starring George O’Brien (the male lead in F. W. Murnau‘s Sunrise) and popular silent-film actress Madge Bellamy, The Iron Horse is a grandiose 1924 Western epic about the building of the United States’ transcontinental railroad. Among the Sfsff’s other highlights are a screening of the restored version of Fritz Lang‘s Metropolis, starring Brigitte Helm; Louise Brooks in G. W. Pabst‘s Diary of a Lost Girl; and Benjamin Christensen
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