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SF Silent Film Festival-BAWIFM CO-Presents The Girl In Tails

  • 01 Jun 2014
  • 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Castro Theatre
SF Film Festival & Screening of "A Girl in Tails"
Don't miss the 19th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival May 29-June 1st! As part of the festival!  

BAWIFM members should use the discount code: bawif.

About the Film:
A fizzy comedy that makes some serious feminist points, The Girl in Tails was directed by forgotten multi-hyphenate Swedish director Karin Swanström. The film is based on one of a series of novels satirizing small-town life by one of Sweden’s leading early 20th writers. Katja (Magda Holm) wants a new dress for her graduation dance, but her father won’t buy her one. So Katja dresses up in her brother’s tuxedo and attends the dance, smoking cigars, drinking brandy, and shocking the locals. Director Swanström gives herself a juicy role as a formidable dowager who is the town’s leading citizen. Today, Swanström is a footnote in film history, a studio talent scout who is sometimes credited with discovering Ingrid Bergman. But during the 1920s and ’30s, Swanströmundefineda character actress, director and studio executiveundefinedwas one of the most powerful people in the Swedish film industry.

The Girl in Tails (FLICKAN I FRACK)
Sweden, 1926
Total Running Time: Approximately 110 minutes
Director: Karin Swanström
Cast: Einar Axelsson, Magda Holm, Nils Arehn, Georg Blomstedt, Karin Swanström, Erik Zetterström

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