Cinema Arts: Mechanical Melodies

Co-Presented with the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Thursday, January 19, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.

Kanbar Forum

Includes museum admission.

Adults Only (18+)

The Musical Art Quintet accompanies a program of silent films from the early days of cinema in this program co-presented by the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. The films feature mechanical wonders and inspired inventions, evoking the whimsy and wonder of our temporary exhibition Curious Contraptions


A Wild Roomer (1926, 24 min.) by Charley Bowers

Ballet Mécanique (1924, 16 min.) by Fernand Leger

The Cameraman's Revenge (1912, 13 min.) by Ladislaw Starewicz

Mechanical Principles (1933, 11 min.) by Ralph Steiner