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  • 2016 Shows 
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  • East Sydney: 15 Francis Street.  Near corner College Street and Hyde Park.  Sydney Unitarian Church Hall.  Live Music grand piano.  Saturdays at 2pm.  Master Directors of Silent Cinema:  July 16 Cecil B DeMille's Carmen (1915) and Chaplin's Burlesque on Carmen (1915); August 20 Raoul Walsh's Regeneration (1915); September 24 August Blom's The End of the World (1916); and October 22 Lev Kuleshov's By the Law (1926).  Tickets $20 per session at Festival website on this page right hand side or call T 0419267318.  More details about sessions Click Here
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  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Other Worlds.  Silver Screen Tribute to cinema classics.  High definition restorations with soundtracks.  Sundays at 2pm September 11 Epic of Everest (1924); September 18, Tabu (1931) and September 25 King Kong (1933).  Tickets $20/$15 at Festival website on this page right hand side or call T 0419 267318.  Details about sessions Click Here
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  • Sydney: Wesley Theatre 220 Pitt Street (across from Hilton Hotel and near Town Hall):  Annual fundraiser with David Bailey on the mighty Christie theatre organ.  Ben Hur (1925) the greatest epic treasure of the silent era. Tickets $25/$20 at Festival Website on this page right hand side or call T 0419 267 318. Thursday at 6pm.  September 22. Click Here
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  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Buster Keaton Anniversary Tribute with live music.  Australian premieres of restored shorts:The Blacksmith; The Frozen North; Day Dreams; and The Electric House. Sunday at 2pm. October 2. Tickets $25/$20 at Festival Website on this page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T 0419 267 318. For details about session click on the 2016 Festival Program notes at the bottom of this page. 
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  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Sherlock Holmes Tribute: Dressed to Kill (1946).  Sunday at 2pm. October 9. Tickets $20/$15 at Festival Website on this page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T 0419 267 318. For details about session click on the 2016 Festival Program notes at the bottom of this page. 
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  • Sydney: State Library NSW:  Free Sessions on Thursdays, Restored and Remembered: October 13, 20 and 27.  Thursdays at 12 noon. Acclaimed restored films: Our Daily Bread (1934); Poet and Publisher (1961) includes an award winning Robert Frost documentary and The Age of Ballyhoo (1975) Narrated by Gloria Swanson. For more details click on the 2016 Festival Program notes at the bottom of this page
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  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Silents in the Library with live music: Five glorious Sundays at 2pm.  October 30: When the Clouds Roll By (1919); November 6: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1920); November 13: The Student Prince in Old Heidleberg (1927); November 20: The Australian premiere of the restored Timothy's Quest (1922); and November 27: The General (1926), Buster Keaton's masterpiece, 90 years young! Tickets $25/20 per session at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T 0419 267 318. For more details about sessions click on the 2016 Festival Program notes at the bottom of this page.
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  • East Sydney: 15 Francis Street.  Near College Street and Hyde Park.  Sydney Unitarian Church.  Live music with grand piano for Parts 1 and 2.  Saturdays at 2pm.  Send in the Clowns! Part 1 November 5: Australian premieres of classic shorts from Arbuckle and Keaton, including Buster's first film! The Butcher Boy; The Rough House; His Wedding Night; and Oh Doctor!; Part 2 November 19: Max Linder Australian premiere, The Three Must Get Theres (1922) and Charley Chase's sublime, Mighty Like a Moose (1926); Part 3 November 26: Modern Times (1936), with soundtrack. Charlie Chaplin classic. Tickets $20 per session at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T 0419 267 318. For more details about sessions click on the 2016 Festival Program notes at the bottom of this page.
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  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Remembrance Day The Battle of the Ancre and the Advance of the Tanks (1917) with soundtrack. Friday at 2pm. Pre-session talk and the Last Post to be played before the film. November 11 Tickets $20/15 at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T 0419 267 318. For more details about sessions click on the 2016 Festival Program notes at the bottom of this page
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  • 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 
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  • David Shepard
    Film Preservation Associates,
    USA
    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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