The highly anticipated documentary film Wilde Salomé, which explores the life and work of legendary gay playwright and philosopher Oscar Wilde, will make its American debut on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. Director and leading man Al Pacino will present his film for the first time to a general audience in the United States. Proceeds from the red-carpet event will benefit the GLBT Historical Society and The GLBT History Museum.
“We are so delighted and excited to screen Wilde Salomé at the iconic Castro Theatre in San Francisco,” says producer Barry Navidi. “We have been looking forward to this day for over five years since we started production. Oscar Wilde visited this amazing city over a century ago, and we so very much look forward to sharing this film and debut at this great event.”
For Al Pacino fans, Wilde lovers and film buffs alike, Wilde Salomé will provide an intimate glimpse into the world of a beloved playwright, Oscar Wilde, as seen through the eyes of a revered actor, Al Pacino. The director, cast, producer, production team and supporters of the documentary will attend the premiere. Sponsors for the screening are Banana Republic and Wells Fargo.
The debut will mark the 130th anniversary of Oscar Wilde’s stay in San Francisco in March 1882. An official proclamation by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will be presented at the premiere declaring March 21 “Oscar Wilde Day in San Francisco.”
Tickets to the premiere have sold out, but you can view the red carpet from the sidewalk: Al Pacino, Tony Kushner and others involved with the film will be entering the Castro Theatre in high Hollywood style starting at 6:00 p.m.
Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street
Hosted by Mark Rhoades & Jessica Engholm
March 21, 2012 7-9p.m.
Check-in & Red Carpet start at 6pm
Attire: Cocktail Chic
Benefiting the GLBT Historical Society