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April 6 - 11, April 23, 2017
Don't forget we're screening LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY w/ Mary Pickford, at the FOX Theatre on April 23rd. Showtime 4:30pm. Door 4pm
All festival pass holders get into this film for FREE.
You can now get tickets via Eventbrite!

“One of the city’s most essential events” –Scene Creek


RIP David Shepard 1940-2017
Silent films are not just sound films without the talking. They reach us through the poetry of motion, of metaphor, of meaning expressed through visual subtlety and magnification of detail. Although there were successful silent-era film experiments in 3-D, wide screen, color and sound, early film artists learned to convey ideas and emotions through inference and suggestion with tremendous emotional impact and in ways which sound would render unnecessary at best; obvious or clumsy at worst.

As you will see, the innovators and masters of this art raised visual storytelling to a level that remains valid, moving, and even awe-inspiring in the 21st century. One would not pity Scarlatti who composed without benefit of the modern piano, or Mozart who never had the resources of the modern symphony orchestra; similarly, the brains and sensibilities behind these silent films understood the potency they could achieve with what they had - moving pictures.

Treat their work with kindness and respect and it will reward you by casting its own magic spell."-David Shepard for The Australian Silent Film Festival programme notes



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Thank you to the 2017 volunteers!
You're the best, and we couldn't do the festival without you.
Thank you to Susan, Alex, Joanna, Mike, Lucy, Susan, David, Elizabeth, Sean, Fernanda, and Charles.

Photo collage: Maureen Nolan

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