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  • 2016 Shows
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  • Sydney: State Library NSW To celebrate International Women's Day 2016 the State Library NSW and the Festival are proud to present  Make more noise..Suffragettes in silent film 1899-1917.  Australian premieres of digital restorations with soundtrack.  Tuesday at 2pm March 8. Tickets $20/$15 at this home page at the banner on the right hand side or call 0419 267 318.  Details about sessions  Click Here
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  • East Sydney: 15 Francis Street. Near corner College Street. Sydney Unitarian Church Hall with grand piano. Japanese silent films with live music English and Japanese subtitles Master directors Ozu and Hiroshi Shimizu. Mondays at 7.30 pm. January 11 A Story of Floating Weeds (1934). February 8 Japanese Girls at the Harbor (1933) and March 21 Dragnet Girl (1933). More details about sessions Click Here
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  • East Sydney: 15 Francis Street. Near corner College Street. Sydney Unitarian Church Hall. Live music. Saturdays at 2 pm. January 16 Let the Movies Begin 1898- 1916 and February 13 The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920). Tickets per session $15 at this home page at the banner on the right hand side or call T 0419 267 318. More details about sessions Click Here
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  • Sydney:  Sutherland  Saturday February 20:  Sutherland Entertainment Centre and the Festival are proud to host a series of silent classics with live music:  matinee and evening shows.  Morning and after lunch sessions with different shorts from Australia's Billy Bevan, Harry Langdon, Charley Chase, Oliver Hardy and Harold Lloyd;  7.30pm session a double punch or bunch of Buster Keaton, a short and the sublime feature, The Cameraman.  Dinner packages available. Digital presentations of restored silent film.  30 Eton Street Sutherland.  Inquiries and bookings through the Sutherland Entertainment Centre 9521 8888.  Details about sessions  Click Here
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  • Sydney: State Library NSW:  Silver Screen tribute to 1939 the Golden Year of Hollywood Sundays at 2pm February 28. March 6 and 13: Errol Flynn in Dodge City- Greta Garbo in Ninotchka- Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Australian premieres of digital restorations.  Tickets $20/$15 at website or call T 0419 267 318.  Discounted Pass to all three sessions $55/$40.  More details about sessions Click Here
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  • Sydney: State Library NSW The Other Hollywoods: silent classic cinema of the 1920s with live music.  Australia- Great Britain- France- Russia. Easter Saturday and Easter Monday Four sessions with English subtitles. Saturday March 26 at 11am (Russia) The House on Trubnaya Street (1928) 81 mins; at 2pm (Australia) Kid Stakes (1927) 76 mins. Monday March 28 at 11am (France) Faces of Children (1926) 116 mins; at 2pm (Great Britain) Blackmail (1929) 82 mins.  Tickets $20/$15 at website or call T 0419 267 318.  Discounted Pass to all four sessions available $90/$70.  More details about sessions Click Here
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  • East Sydney: 15 Francis Street.  Near corner College Street.  Sydney Unitarian Church Hall.  Live music grand piano.  Saturdays at 2pm.  March 19 The Mark of Zorro (1920) 107 mins-  April 9 The Peach Girl (1931) 94 mins- May 14 Cyrano de Bergerac (1925) 113 mins- June 25 Street Without End (1934) 88 mins.  Tickets per session $20 at this home page at the banner on the right hand side or call T 0419 267 318.  More details about sessions Click Here
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  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Shakespeare and the Silver Screen. Sundays at 2pm April 3 Henry V (1944) -April 10 Kiss Me Kate (1953) -April 17 Richard III (1955)  and April 24 Chimes at Midnight (1965)
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  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Anzac Day Monday at 2pm April 25 The Lighthorsemen (1987).
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  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary show with live music Friday April 15
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  • More details of these sessions and additional shows will be added. Please stay in touch. 
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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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