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Australia's Silent Film Festival


2019 shows  
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  • 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
  • Sydney: State Library NSW - Dixson Room- People on Sunday (1930) with soundtrack. Sunday at 2pm April 14. Internationally acclaimed Elena Kats-Chernin AO composed a soundtrack for this silent classic. Prior to the film presentation Elena will play some of the music from the soundtrack and speak about the music from the film. The film with soundtrack will follow the prefatory talk and performance. Tickets $40/$35 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318. More details about session Click Here
  • Sydney: State Library NSW - the original, restored and the best: Storm Boy (1976) with soundtrack. Sunday at 2pm May 5. 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 - The Hound of the Baskervilles (1929) with live music and English subtitles. Sunday at 2pm June 9.Tickets $30/$25 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. 
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  • Australia and the Silver Screen  
  • AMUSU Theatre and Movie Museum in Manildra NSW. 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 
  • SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL, 5-16 June. Details at https://www.sff.org.au/ 
  • CON COLLEANO, the world famous wizard of the wire: Mark St Leon and NFSA. Details at https://www.nfsa.gov.au/latest/con-colleano 
  • 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/ 
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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.”

    Click Here to read more of the full 2018 program notes


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