Kevin Brownlow Discusses Abel Gance and Napoleon circa 1980

In what will be a monthly, (or semi monthly) posting about the upcoming US Premiere of the restored Napoleon, I'm going to begin with a bit of video capturing Kevin Brownlow. Though the film was playing to packed houses at the time this interview was filmed, I think it would be not inaccurate to say that Kevin was still in mid-restoration of Gance's 1927 epic film. 

Napoleon will screen at the Oakland Paramount on March 24, 25, 31 and April 1, 2012.  Kevin Brownlow will introduce the film and Composer Carl Davis will conduct the Oakland East Bay Symphony Orchestra live at each screening. 

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival is presenting the film in association with American Zoetrope, The Film Preserve, Photoplay Productions, and BFI. 

You can buy tickets through ticketmaster. Seriously, do not hesitate, this really will be a once in a lifetime event.


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