Al Pacino directed a new documentary called Wilde Salome that's described as "unconventional" and "an intimate, behind-the-scenes glimpse into Oscar Wilde's life." It also features actress Jessica Chastain, and the U.S. premiere is happening here in San Francisco on Wednesday, at the Castro Theatre, in a benefit event for the GLBT Historical Society. And Pacino's going to be there!
Sadly, it's sold out, and we apologize for not alerting you earlier. Academy Award nominee Chastain will also be on hand for the festivities, so if you're a big fan of hers or Pacino's (or Wilde's) you might want to scan Craigslist in the next few days for people selling off their tickets.
The timing of this premiere commemorates the 130th anniversary of Oscar Wilde’s stay in San Francisco in March 1882. As part of the fun, Mayor Ed Lee’s office will officially declare March 21, 2012 as “Oscar Wilde Day.”