FILM: Swedish Film and the Matti Bye Ensemble at the SF Silent Film Festival

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    A Man There Was Photo: The Swedish Film Institute

The Swedish film "A  man there was"  (Terje Vigen) by Swedish director Victor Sjöström and with musical accompaniment by the Swedish Matti Bye Ensemble will be featured at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival on June 1-4, 2017.

The 22nd annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival will take place at The Castro Theatre during June 1-4, 2017. Films from nine different countries will be presented with live musical accompaniment by extraordinary musicians.

In the film “A man there was”, Victor Sjöström plays the sailor Terje who braves a British blockade to find food for his starving family. He is captured and imprisoned by a heartless British captain and while in prison his family dies.  A desire for revenge starts to grow…

When: June 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Where: The Castro Theatre in San Francisco
For tickets and more information: A Man There Was
Discount code: SWEDEN
This code gets users $2 off the online purchase price for A Man There Was and Battleship Potemkin (for up to 2 tickets each user).

Matti Bye is a silent-movie pianist at the Swedish Film Institute since 1989 and one of Sweden’s leading film composers. The Matti Bye Ensemble, led by Matti Bye, plays a variety of instruments that include piano, glockenspiel, violin, and percussion. The ensemble members include Kristian Holmgren, Henrik Olsson, and Laura Naukkarinen.

When: The Matti Bye Ensemble will accompany Battleship Potemkin on Saturday, June 3, at 7:15 pm and A Man There Was on Sunday, June 4, at 2:00 pm.
Where: The Castro Theatre in San Francisco
For tickets and more information: The Matti Bye Ensemble
Discount code: SWEDEN
This code gets users $2 off the online purchase price for A Man There Was and Battleship Potemkin (for up to 2 tickets each user).

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