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2018 shows  
  • Sydney: State Library NSW Saturday January 13 with live music. Time travel and enchantment with a treasure chest of early cinema. Three separate sessions: 10.30-11.30 am Georges Méliès, 1911- 1912; 12-1 pm Alice Guy Blache and D W Griffith and the Keystone Cops; 2-3 pm 1912- 1913; D W Griffith, 1913- 1914; and a few surprise bonus treats. Tickets $15/ $10 per session or $35/ $20 gold pass to all three sessions at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW Laughter in the Library! Sundays at 2pm: January 14 I'm All Right Jack (1959)- January 21 The Ladykillers (1955)- January 28 The Belles of St Trinians (1954) Tickets $20/ $15 per session at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW 2pm 4 February 2018 - To commemorate the 104th anniversary of the first public release of a Charlie Chaplin film the State Library NSW and the Festival are proud to present restored and acclaimed comedy shorts from the Tramp's time at the Mutual Studio, all with live music: The Floorwalker (1916)- The Fireman (1916)- The Vagabond (1916). Tickets $25/ $20 per session at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW Literature and the Silver Screen! Sundays at 2pm. March 4 The Old Curiosity Shop (1934)- March 11 Went the Day Well (1942)- March 18 Cry the Beloved Country (1951)- March 25 The Railway Children (1970). Tickets $20/ $15 per session at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about sessions Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW Shakespeare and the Silver Screen! Sunday at 2pm. April 22 Julius Caesar (1953) Tickets $20/$15 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about sessions Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW Anzac Day Silver Screen Tribute. April 25 The acclaimed Charles Chauvel film, Forty Thousand Horsemen, (1940) Wednesday at 2pm. Tickets $20/$15 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about sessions Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW Laughter is the only medicine! Sundays at 2pm. May 6 Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)- May 13 Man in the White Suit (1951)- May 20 Lavender Hill Mob (1951)- May 27 School for Scoundrels (1960). Tickets $20/ $15 per session at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about sessions Click Here
  • Sutherland School of Arts 25 East Parade Sutherland (near station). Saturday February 17. Sutherland Council shall host a series of silent classics with live music: matinee and evening shows. Matinee sessions Kings of Comedy, with two Charlie Chaplin 1915 shorts, The Bank and Shanghaied, and Buster Keaton in Three Ages (1923). The 7.30pm session features the wondrous multi award winning 7th Heaven (1927). Digital presentations of restored silent film. Note new venue this year. Inquiries and bookings through the Sutherland EC 9521 8888. Details about sessions at the website.
  • 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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