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Australia's Silent Film Festival


2019 shows  
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  • Sydney: Randwick Sunday September 8. The Breaking of the Drought (1920) Australian silent film directed by Franklyn Barrett. Live musical accompaniment by John S. Batts with a 3 manual Allen Theatre Organ. More details about session contact Randwick City Council 9093 6000.
  • Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium- Harold Lloyd, a Prince of Clowns. The Kid Brother (1927) with Gaylord Carter's exquisite theatre organ soundtrack. Sunday at 2pm September 15. Laughter is the best medicine with Harold's supreme silent combining comedy, romance and drama. Tickets $25/$20 at the website home page right hand side or call T 0419 267318. More details about session Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium- October 6. Sunday at 2pm The Navigator (1924) Buster Keaton, Prince of Clowns. New 4K digital restoration with soundtrack. Laughter is the best medicine with Buster's hilarious comedy. "Gag for gag this film is one of the funniest of all Keaton's features. A box office success and also one of his most revered films." Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about session Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium November 10 Sunday at 2pm They Shall Not Grow Old- Remembrance Day Silver Screen Tribute with soundtrack. The documentary is an extraordinary and unique look back at World War 1 using never-before-seen film footage captured at the time and narrated by British survivors of the war. Award winning director and producer Peter Jackson employed state of the art technology to transform audio and moving image archive footage more than a century old. Tickets $25/ $20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about session Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium November 17 Sunday at 2pm. Silver Screen Tribute Charlie Chaplin's 130th birthday live music with Mauro Colombis. What was Charlie up to in 1915? His New Job- The Champion- The Tramp. Tickets $30/ $25 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about session Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium November 24 Sunday at 2pm. Silver Screen Tribute Charlie Chaplin's 130th Birthday live music with Mauro Colombis. What was Charlie up to in 1916? The Floorwalker- The Fireman- The Vagabond. Tickets $30/ $25 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about session Click Here
  • More details of these sessions and additional shows will be added to the website. Please stay in touch. 
      E: info@ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au 
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  • Australia and the Silver Screen  
  • AMUSU Theatre and Movie Museum in Manildra NSW. Allan Tom's AMUSU Theatre 95th Anniversary 1923-2018. "In 1923 a young man named Allan Tom realised his dream when he 'took to the road' with a 'Travelling Picture Show'. Screening in marquees and halls in all kinds of weather, bringing entertainment to people in remote outback areas. Firstly Allan screened 'silent movies' and then with the advent of 'talkies' the 'AMUSU Touring Talkies' was born. "More details at http://www.amusutheatre.com/
  • NFSA new online exhibition on Annette Kellerman, Sydney born star of the silent screen. Details at https://www.nfsa.gov.au/collection/online-exhibition/annette-kellerman-australias-fearless-mermaid 
  • Essential Australian Women Directors selected by David Stratton. The Cheaters (1929) https://www.sff.org.au/program/browse/the-cheaters 
  • Graham Shirley : Pioneering Australian Female Filmmakers, the McDonagh Sisters. Essay at https://www.nfsa.gov.au/latest/mcdonagh-sisters-australian-filmmaking-pioneers 
  • CON COLLEANO, the world famous wizard of the wire: Mark St Leon and NFSA. Details at https://www.nfsa.gov.au/latest/con-colleano 
  • Tribute to the astonishing achievements of the late David Shepard in silent film preservation, restoration and presentation to world audiences. Details at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRH6-79k83I 
  • Rod Blackmore OAM and his wondrous tribute site to Australasian Theatre Organs. Details at http://www.theatreorgansaust.info/ 
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  • David Shepard
    In Memoriam

    1940-2017
    Film Preservation Associates,
    Lobster Films, Paris

    ""How to explain that this Festival selection of eighty and ninety-year-old movies and their predecessor, the magic lantern show, will attract, engage and satisfy audiences in the 21st century? Above all, the organizers have selected excellent, valid works of film art.”

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