MAGIC AND MIRTH: A Collection of Enchanting Short Films, 1906–1924

with musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin and Frank Bockius


Castro Theatre Sat, Jun 3, 2017 10:00 AM
$16 general / $14 member - no service charge!
Film Info
Total Run Time:60 min.


This enchanting collection of short films was selected by Serge Bromberg of Lobster Films to commemorate preservationist David Shepard’s contribution to film culture. Titles include THOSE AWFUL HATS (USA, 1909, d. D.W. Griffith), CARTOON FACTORY (USA, 1924, p. Fleischer Studios), THE MASQUERADER (USA, 1914, d. Charlie Chaplin), FIRST PRIZE FOR CELLO PLAYING (France, 1907, p. Pathé Frères), FANTASMAGORIE (France, 1908, d. Émile Cohl), TIT FOR TAT (France, 1906, d. Gaston Velle), WHEN THE DEVIL DRIVES (UK, 1907, d. Walter Booth), DOWN IN THE DEEP (France, 1906, d. Ferdinand Zecca), THE DANCING PIG (France, 1907, p. Pathé Frères), THE WITCH (France, 1906, d. Georges Méliès).


Special support provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and the French American Cultural Society


Introduced by Serge Bromberg of Lobster Films

Musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin and Frank Bockius

Copresented by the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum and the Alliance Française de San Francisco


Children under the age of 10 are admitted free.

ASL interpretation provided