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Restoring the audience with classic silent and sound films!  

Quality cinema presentations since September 1896. In that month Marius Sestier gave private demonstrations of the Lumiere cinematographe at the Lyceum Theatre and presented the first exhibition of the cinematographe to the public at 237 Pitt Street, Sydney, the Salon Lumiere.

"It's fun to find films, to restore them, but it's much, much more fun to restore the audience." Serge Bromberg

"The audience was the final creative contributor to the process of making a film." Kevin Brownlow in the classic early cinema text, The Parade's Gone By.

The relevant NSW Health and venue COVID safety guidelines will apply to all sessions. These guidelines are subject to change. Please access this site for updates: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/stay-safe/rules

State Library NSW  

Sydney State Library NSW December 12 Sunday at 1pm

Scrooge (1951) also known as A Christmas Carol, with soundtrack. 86 minutes.

“Alastair Sim’s tour-de-force performance as the ultimate miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, almost single-handedly made this beloved version of Charles Dickens’ story one of the best loved Christmas films of all time."

Tickets at the link below:
https://www.trybooking.com/BUWUM

Please stay in touch.
 E: info@ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
 T: 0419 267 318

 

 

 

 

 

Movies at Manly©  

Coming to Manly in 2022, a wide selection of cinema treats including a number of Australian premieres of classic film restorations. All entertainment boxes ticked:the holiday season, beautiful Manly, live music, puppets, silver screen magic and movie friends. Details soon.  

In 1896 the first film shot, produced and screened in Australia was Marius Sestier's "Passengers alighting from the paddle steamer ferry Brighton at Manly Wharf."  

More details of these sessions and additional shows will be added to the website. 

Australia and the Silver Screen

NFSA Tribute to Felix the Cat: Happy 100th birthday, Felix! Details at
https://www.nfsa.gov.au/latest/100-years-felix-cat

CON COLLEANO, the world famous wizard of the wire: Mark St Leon and NFSA. Details at https://www.nfsa.gov.au/latest/con-colleano  Visit Mark's amazing new site, the Penny Gaff, at https://www.pennygaff.com.au 

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/

Kev Franzi, Australian documentary filmmaker and elder statesman and historian of the film industry, operates the extraordinary Movie Museum and Electric Theatre . The Museum houses his unique Australian Cinema Heritage Collection and his latest venture, CinemaWorks. Details at http://www.cinemaworks.net.au/

Visit Nick Murphy's fascinating site dedicated to a number of the Australian actors who travelled to work overseas in the early part of the twentieth century. You will find detailed background on members of the original gumleaf mafia, Australians in Hollywood across the early decades of the movies! Details at https://forgottenaustralianactresses.com/

 

Quality cinema presentations since September 1896. In that month Marius Sestier gave private demonstrations of the Lumiere cinematographe at the Lyceum Theatre and presented the first exhibition of the cinematographe to the public at 237 Pitt Street, Sydney, the Salon Lumiere.

"It's fun to find films, to restore them, but it's much, much more fun to restore the audience." Serge Bromberg

"The audience was the final creative contributor to the process of making a film." Kevin Brownlow in the classic early cinema text, The Parade's Gone By. 

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.”