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April 7 - 12, 2016

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

Lost and Found
“For every silent film that survives there are half a dozen that do not.”
The loss rate is appalling. With over 70%* of American feature length films completely gone, every silent film screening offers a seductive glimpse into a rich museum of lost art.
With that in mind, we dedicate several of our 2016 screenings to films that were once thought long gone from view but have been found, restored and given back to audiences worldwide.

*14% survive in complete domestic releases on 35mm; 11% more are complete but as either foreign release versions or on smaller gauge prints like 16 or 28mm; a further 5% are incomplete –The Survival of American Silent Feature Films by David Pierce, 2013 www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub158

We are pleased to welcome arpixmedia aboard as our musical sponsor for 2016. They recognize the unique talents of our musicians in playing for #silentfilm


Thank you to the 2016 volunteers!
You're the best, and we couldn't do the festival without you.

Photo: Maureen Nolan

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