Napoleon Press Room

Special Event: NAPOLEON
March 24, 25, 31, April 1 - Paramount Theatre, Oakland

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Press Releases

February 23, 2012 Cinematic “Holy Grail” San Francisco Silent Film Festival presents Abel Gance’s epic masterpiece NAPOLEON (1927) at Oakland Paramount, March 24, 25, 31 and April 1, 2012. Cinematic “Holy Grail” is Bay Area Exclusive - No Plans for other U.S. cities… read more…

January 25, 2012 San Francisco Silent Film Festival to present Abel Gance’s silent film masterpiece NAPOLEON (1927) in exclusive Bay Area engagement The San Francisco Silent Film Festival will present the U.S. premiere of Abel Gance’s legendary silent epic NAPOLEON in its complete restoration by Academy Award®-winning historian, documentarian, and archivist Kevin Brownlow, in four special screenings at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre on March 24, 25 and 31 and April 1, 2012.… read more…

January 5, 2012 Announcing Turner Classic Movies as Official Media Sponsor of NAPOLEON! The San Francisco Silent Film Festival has named Turner Classic Movies (TCM) as Official Media Sponsor of Abel Gance’s silent masterpiece NAPOLEON, to be presented in four special screenings at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre on March 24, 25, 31, and April 1, 2012.… read more…

July 14, 2011 San Francisco Silent Film Festival to Present
Abel Gance’s Legendary Masterpiece NAPOLEON
The San Francisco Silent Film Festival announces today that it will present the U.S. premiere of Abel Gance’s legendary NAPOLEON… (PDF) read more…

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Abel Gance’s Legendary Masterpiece
NAPOLEON

Albert Dieudonné in the title role of Abel Gance’s legendary epic NAPOLEON. more…

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Albert Dieudonné in the title role of Abel Gance’s legendary epic NAPOLEON. more…

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Albert Dieudonné in the title role of Abel Gance’s legendary epic NAPOLEON. more…

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Vladimir Roudenko as the young Napoleon, in Abel Gance’s legendary epic NAPOLEON. more…

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Napoleon (played by Albert Dieudonné) overlooking the film’s final battle, in an example of the famous “Polyvision” finale of Abel Gance’s legendary epic NAPOLEON. more…

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Antonin Artaud as the dying Marat, a scene recreated from the painting by David, in Abel Gance’s legendary epic NAPOLEON. more…

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Director Abel Gance (left), director of the legendary epic NAPOLEON, with Kevin Brownlow, 1967. more…

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Abel Gance, c. 1927, director of the legendary epic NAPOLEON with his pet dog. more…

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French director Abel Gance (left) meets American director D.W. Griffith, c. 1923. more…

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Photo courtesy Photoplay Productions

Photo courtesy Photoplay Productions

Carl Davis, composer of the score for Abel Gance’s legendary epic NAPOLEON. more…

Photo courtesy of Czech National Symphony Orchestra

Kevin Brownlow, whose restoration of NAPOLEON is having its U.S. premiere in Spring 2012 at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre, received an Academy Award for the “wise and devoted chronicling of the cinematic parade.” more…

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Historian/archivist/documentarian Kevin Brownlow more…

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Patrick Stanbury of Photoplay Productions. more…

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The grand lobby of the historic Paramount Theatre, Oakland. more…

The exquisite Art Deco auditorium of the historic Paramount Theatre, Oakland. more…