King of Kings (1927) Restoration to Screen in 2018
Serge Bromberg and his Lobster Films has restored the rarely seen complete roadshow version with beautiful two-color Technicolor segments. The screening will be at at San Francisco's magnificent Grace Cathedral with Dorothy Papadakos accompanying the film on the Cathedral's 7,466-pipe Aeolian-Skinner organ. Needless to say, I have already purchased my ticket. Get your ticket here.
A trailer from Lobster Films can be seen here. The restoration looks positively magnificent!
I grew up watching this film broadcast every Easter weekend (screening both Saturday and Sunday evenings) on KTVU in the San Francisco Bay Area. The number of times I have seen this film, and yet, this will be my first time seeing it on a big screen. I expect the experience seeing the film in Grace Cathedral will be wonderful. I am already very much looking forward to it.
|H.B. Warner was cast as Christ|
|Ernest Torrance plays Peter|
|Jacqueline Logan plays Mary Magdelene|
Passes are $20 (for SFSFF members) and $24 (for general public). You can purchase a ticket here.