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2018 shows  
  • Throughout 2018 World War 1 and the Silver Screen sessions shall be presented. In the 100th anniversary year of the Armistice that ended the Great War, World War 1 themed classics from the silent and sound eras are coming.
  • Sydney: State Library NSW - Sunday at 2pm November 4, Little Orphant Annie (1918) with live music. 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 - Sunday at 2pm November 11, Tell England, the Story of Gallipoli (1931) with soundtrack. Tickets $20/$15 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about session Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW - Sunday at 2pm November 18, Shiraz (1928) with soundtrack. Tickets $20/$15 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about session Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW - Sunday at 2pm November 25, Beggars of Life (1928) with live music. Tickets $25/$20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about session Click Here
  • 2019 shows  
  • Another restored silent Sherlock Holmes feature, Australians on the Silver Screen, Charlie Chaplin tribute, Rin-Tin-Tin, Peter Pan and much more!
  • Sydney: State Library NSW - Australians on the Silver Screen Sunday at 2pm January 20, Sunday Too far Way (1974) with soundtrack. Tickets $20/$15 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about session Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW - Australians on the Silver Screen Sunday at 2pm January 27, The Picture Show Man (1977) with soundtrack. Tickets $20/$15 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about session Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW - Charlie Chaplin Anniversary Tribute Sunday at 2pm February 3, Chaplin (1992) with soundtrack. Tickets $20/$15 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about session Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW - Rin-Tin-Tin in the Library! Sunday at 2pm February 10, Clash of Wolves (1925) with live music. Tickets $25/$20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about session Click Here
  • Sydney: The Lyceum at the Wesley Conference Centre 220 Pitt Street - Wesley Mission Fundraiser Saturday at 2pm March 3, Peter Pan (1924) with live music. 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 - Master Directors Sunday at 2pm March 10, La Belle et la Bete (1946) with English subtitles and soundtrack. Tickets $20/$15 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about session Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW - Master Directors Sunday at 2pm March 17, Hobson's Choice (1954) with soundtrack. Tickets $20/$15 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about session Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW - Master Directors Sunday at 2pm March 24, The Maggie (1954) with English subtitles and soundtrack. Tickets $20/$15 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. www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au  T 0419 267 318 
  • Australia and the Silver Screen  
  • AMUSU Theatre and Movie Museum in Manildra NSW on Saturday November 17 celebrates 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 
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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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