Upcoming Silent Film Events 2014
CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S 100 YEARS IN THE MOVIES 1914-2014
Australia's Silent Film Festival salutes Charlie Chaplin's start in film 100 years ago in 1914.
Charlie's genius captivated and enchanted audiences around the world within a very short period of time. That relationship has never ended. The whole world claims Charlie as its own: the qualities in his roles as director, actor and composer are timeless and universal.
There are a number of exciting shows planned. The Festival invites you to join in the celebration.
Please note that tickets can be bought online (unless otherwise advised) through this website on the lower right hand side: click on Buy Tickets banner.
Sydney State Library NSW Three Sundays March 16, 23 and 30 at 2pm: Charlie Chaplin classic films with soundtracks City Lights; Modern Times; The Great Dictator. Discounted pass to all three sessions available. Tickets at Festival website on this page. Details about sessions Click Here
Sydney Mosman Presbyterian Scots Kirk Church March-May Three Sundays March 9, April 13 and May 11 at 3pm all different films. Live music accompaniment March 9 Comedy shorts in Laughter and thrills for the Young at Heart! With Heather Moen Boyd. April 13 The Son of the Sheik with Rudolph Valentino and Dr Paul Paviour OAM. May 11 Silent comedies...? Priceless with Heather Moen Boyd and Buster Keaton, australia's Billy beven and Laurel and Hardy. Tickets at Festival website on this page right hand side. Details about sessions Click Here
Sydney: Lindfield Uniting Church 33 Tryon Road (Corner Nelson and Tryon Roads): March 22, April 26, May 17. Three Saturdays at 3pm all different films. Live music with Dr Paul Paviour OAM Jackson Heritage organ and piano. March 22 Silent comedies...? Priceless comedy shorts with Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Hairbreadth Harry and others. April 26 Laughter is the best medicine! Comedy shorts with Charlie Chapin, buster Keaton, Rowdy Ann and Australia's Billy Bevan. May 17 with the comic genius of Harold Lloyd: Grandma's Boy and Haunted Spooks.accompaniment. Tickets at Festival website on this page right hand side. Discounted pass to all 3 sessions in March-May available. Details about sessions Click Here
Sydney Epping July-September Four Saturdays at 3pm: live music accompaniment on the mighty Christie theatre organ at the Epping Baptist Church, 1 Ray Road Epping: Comedy shorts Laughter and thrills ...for the Young at Heart! With Cliff Bingham 19 July 3pm and 16 August 3pm. And 20 September 3pm and 18 October 3pm with John Batts. Tickets at Festival website on this page. Discounted pass to all 4 sessions available. Details about sessions Click Here
Sydney: Lindfield Uniting Church 33 Tryon Road (Corner Nelson and Tryon Roads): June 21, July 26 and August 23. Three Saturdays at 3pm all different films. Live music with Dr Paul Paviour OAM Jackson Heritage organ and piano in June; John D'Arcy in July and August; John Batts will welcome patrons on the Jackson heritage organ in JUly and August. June 21 the great Australian silent film, The Sentimental Bloke. July 26 the acclaimed Chinese silent film with English subtitles and starring the wondrous Ruan Lingyu and Jin Yan in The Peach Girl. August 23 the silent film superstart Mary Pickford in the SYdney premiere of the restored Sparrows. Tickets at Festival website on this page right hand side. Discounted pass to all 3 sessions in June-August available. Details about sessions Click Here
Other sessions will be announced soon
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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