Al Pacino Unveils Oscar Wilde Documentary At SF’s Castro Theatre

A flash of Hollywood came to San Francisco’s Castro Theatre Wednesday night for the world premiere of ‘Wilde Salome.’

The film is a documentary celebrating the life of the great playwright Oscar Wilde.

Veteran actor Al Pacino, who both directs and stars in the film, walked the red carpet as part of the premiere ceremonies and said that he felt like an ambassador for Wilde.

Pacino told CBS 5 that he chose to debut the film in San Francisco to commemorate the 130th anniversary of Wilde’s stay in the city in March of 1882. He also noted that Wilde was often ridiculed for his homosexual identity.

Pacino has called this film his most personal project ever, with the unconventional feature documentary exploring the complexities of Wilde’s acclaimed play Salome, Wilde himself and the birth of a rising star, in actress Jessica Chastain.

(Copyright 2012 CBS San Francisco. All rights reserved.)

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