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Australia's Silent Film Festival


 

  • 2016 Shows 
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  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Laughter in the Library! Silver Screen Tribute to restored classic comedies from the golden decades.  High definition restorations with soundtracks. Sundays at 2pm July 3, 10, 17 and 24The Front Page (1931), the original screwball comedy; in its 80th anniversary year, Chaplin's legendary Modern Times (1936); two superb British comedies, Whisky Galore (1949); and Passport to Pimlico (1949).  Tickets $20/$15 at Festival website on this page right hand side or call T 0419267318.  Discounted Pass to all four sessions available $70/$50.  Details about sessions Click Here
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  • East Sydney: 15 Francis Street.  Near corner College Street and Hyde Park.  Sydney Unitarian Church Hall.  Live Music grand piano.  Saturdays at 2pm.  Master Directors of Silent Cinema:  July 16 Cecil B DeMille's Carmen (1915) and Chaplin's Burlesque on Carmen (1915); August 20 Raoul Walsh's Regeneration (1915); September 10 August Blom's The End of the World (1916); and October 22 Lev Kuleshov's By the Law (1926).  Tickets $20 per session at Festival website on this page right hand side or call T 0419267318.  More details about sessions Click Here
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  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Other Worlds.  Silver Screen Tribute to cinema classics.  High definition restorations with soundtracks.  Sundays at 2pm September 11 Epic of Everest (1924); September 18, Tabu (1931) and September 25 King Kong (1933).  Tickets $20/$15 at Festival website on this page right hand side or call T 0419 267318.  Details ablout sessions Click Here
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  • Sydney: Wesley Theatre Pitt Street (across from Hilton Hotel and near Town Hall):  Annual fundraiser with David Bailey on the mighty Christie theatre organ.  The film? One of the greatest in film history, including the silent and sound eras, bigger than.........? Thursday at 6pm.  September 22. Click Here Details soon
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  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Buster Keaton Anniversary Tribute with live music and Sherlock Holmes Tribute.  Sundays at 2pm. October 2 and 9.  Click Here Details soon
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  • East Sydney: 15 Francis Street.  Near College Street and Hyde Park.  Sydney Unitarian Church.  Live music grand piano.  Saturdays at 2pm.  Send in the Clowns! Chaplin, Keaton and Arbuckle, Chase and Linder.  November 5, 12, 19, and 26.  Tickets $20 per session at Festival website or call T 0419 267 318.  Click Here Details soon.
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  • Sydney: State Library NSW:  Free Sessions on Thursdays, Restored and Remembered: October 13, 20 and 27.  Acclaimed restored films including a high definition restored Robert Frost documentary.  Details soon
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  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Silents in the Library with live music Sundays at 2pm.  October 30, November 6, 13, 20 and 27.  Australian premieres and digital restorations of classic cinema from the silent era.  Click Here  Details soon
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  • Sydney: State Library NSW: Remembrance Day November 11 Friday at 2pm.  Click Here Details soon
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  • 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.”

    Click Here to read more of the full 2015 program notes


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