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2017 shows  
  • East Sydney: August 22 Unitarian Church Sydney 15 Francis Street: Tuesday evening 7.30 pm. Japanese silent film with English and Japanese subtitles. Master director Ozu's silent crime drama, That Night's Wife (1930). Drinks and nibbles from 7 pm. Live music on grand piano with Kaine Hayward. Tickets $20. Buy tickets at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T 0419 267318. For more details about the sessions Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW September 3, 10, 17 and 24 Sundays at 2pm Silver screen tribute Australian talents on and behind the silver screen, 1949-1979. The Third Man (1949): The Dam Busters (1955): Caddie (1976): My Brilliant Career (1979). Tickets $20/$15 per session at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T 0419 267318. For more details about sessions Click Here
  • Wesley Theatre Annual Fundraiser Thursday September 28 at 220 Pitt Street Classic silent comedies with accompaniment on the mighty Christie theatre organ with David Bailey. Tickets $25/$20 at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T 0419 267318. For more details about sessions Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW October 8 and 15 Sundays at 2pm Pardon me boys...Silver screen tribute to the Boys: Laurel and Hardy. Sons of the Desert (1937) and Way Out West (1937). Tickets $20/$15 at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T 0419 267318. For more details about sessions Click Here
  • Sydney: Chatswood: Dougherty Community Centre 7 Victor Street Chatswood Tuesdays at 10.30 am- 12.30 pm Four sessions with live music September 12 and 26 and October 10 and 24 with Charlie Chaplin leading the charge of the Clowns, Buster Keaton's The General and the exquisite Chinese silent film, The Peach Girl (1931) with English and Chinese surtitles. Tickets $20/$15 at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T 0419 267318. For more details about sessions Click Here
  • Terrigal: October 28 Saturday at 2pm Terrigal Uniting Church. Classic silent comedies with live organ music, Cliff Bingham. With the talents of Chaplin, Keaton, Australia's own Billy Bevan and more. Tickets $20/ $15 at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T 0419 267318. For more details about the sessionClick Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW November 8 You Must Remember this...... Wednesday session with Casablanca (1942), in its 75th anniversary year! 12 noon to 12.30 pm high tea in the Macquarie Room with piano. Film with soundtrack to start in Metcalfe 12.30pm. Tickets $25/$20 at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T 0419 267318. For more details about sessions Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Remembrance Day Saturday November 11 at 2 pm. World War 1 silent classic, The Battle of the Somme (1916). The restored Battle of the Somme is an historic and iconic documentary film made in 1916 on the battlefield that was seen by huge audiences at the time in the UK when it was released in August 1916 barely a month after it was made and across Australia later in the year. The film depicts Allied preparations for and the early stages of the battle. It was released in August 1916 while the battle continued in France. The film gave a very graphic depiction of trench warfare and was a massive success selling some 20 million tickets in its first six weeks of release in Britain. Tickets $20/ $15 per session at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T 0419 267318. For more details about sessions Click Here
  • Sydney: Chatswood: Dougherty Community Centre 7 Victor Street Chatswood Thursday November 9 at 10.30 am- 12.30 pm World War 1 silent classic, The Battle of the Somme (1916), filmed on the battlefields. Tickets $20/$15 at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T 0419 267318. For more details about sessions Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Silents in the Library with live music. Sundays at 2pm, November 5, 12, 19 and 26. A Day at the Flickers in 1917; Phantom of the Opera (1925) ; Chicago (1927) ; and The Lost World (1925). Tickets $25/ $20 per session at this home page right hand side at banner BUY TICKETS or call T 0419 267318. For more details about sessions 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 
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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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