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Upcoming & Recent Screenings

Monday, April 6, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
The Doll (USA 1919)

 

Roncesvalles United Church
240 Roncesvalles Ave.
Toronto, ON
Improvised organ accompaniment

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 4:00 p.m.

Asphalt (Germany 1929)

Revue Cinema

400 Roncesvalles Ave.

Toronto, ON

Improvised piano accompaniment to film


Sunday, August 18, 2019, 4:00 p.m.

Carmen (USA 1915)

Revue Cinema

400 Roncesvalles Ave.

Toronto, ON

Piano accompanist for excerpts from the opera Carmen

Soloist:  Cassandra Warner (mezzo-soprano)

Improvised piano accompaniment to film


Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Nana (France 1926)

Bell Lightbox – Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto, ON

Improvised piano accompaniment


Sunday, April 7, 2019, 3:15 p.m.

When The Clouds Roll By  (USA 1919)

Toronto Silent Film Festival

Royal Cinema

608 College St., Toronto, ON

Improvised piano accompaniment


Saturday, December 1, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

Wings (USA 1927)

Bell Lightbox – Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto, ON

Improvised piano accompaniment


Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Phantom of the Opera (USA 1925)

Presented by the Toronto Theatre Organ Society

Roncesvalles United Church

240 Roncesvalles Ave.

Toronto, ON

Improvised organ accompaniment


Sunday, October 21, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

The Lodger (UK 1927)

Revue Cinema

400 Roncesvalles Ave.

Improvised piano accompaniment


Friday, April 20, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Our Hospitality (USA 1923)

Trinity United Church

Newmarket, ON

Improvised organ accompaniment


Sunday, April 8, 2018 4:30 p.m.

Page of Madness  (Japan 1926)

Toronto Silent Film Festival

Revue Cinema

400 Roncesvalles Ave.

Toronto, ON

Improvised piano accompaniment


Saturday, March 31, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

Broken Blossoms (USA 1919)

Bell Lightbox – Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto, ON

Improvised piano accompaniment


Saturday, February 3, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

Why Worry (USA 1923)

Never Weaken (USA 1921)

Bell Lightbox – Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto, ON

Improvised piano accompaniment


Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4:15 p.m.

Collection of short silent films preceding The Circus (USA 1928)

Revue Cinema

400 Roncesvalles Ave.

Toronto, ON

Improvised piano accompaniment


Monday, November 6, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Sunrise (USA 1927)

Presented by the Toronto Theatre Organ Society

Kimbourne Park United Church

Toronto, ON

Improvised organ accompaniment


Friday, October 27, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (USA 1923)

St. George’s Anglican Church,

Guelph, ON

Improvised organ accompaniment


Saturday, October 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

Confidence (USA 1909)

Manhattan Madness (USA 1916)

Vintage Film Festival

Capitol Theatre

Port Hope, ON

Improvised piano accompaniment


Sunday, October 8, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

The Girl with the Hatbox (USSR 1927)

Bell Lightbox – Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto, ON

Improvised piano accompaniment


Sunday, October 1, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Earth (USSR 1930)

Bell Lightbox – Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto, ON

Improvised piano accompaniment


Saturday, August 12, 2017, 12:45 p.m.

Peter Pan (USA 1924)

The Kingdom of the Fairies (France 1903)

Bell Lightbox – Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto, ON

Improvised piano accompaniment


Sunday, July 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

La Boheme (USA 1926)

Revue Cinema

400 Roncesvalles Ave.

Toronto, ON

Piano accompanist for excerpts from the opera La Boheme

Soloists:  Jeffery Carl (baritone), Cassandra Warner (mezzo-soprano)

Improvised piano accompaniment to film


Sunday, July 23, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Beggars of Life (USA 1928)

Bell Lightbox – Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto, ON

Improvised piano accompaniment


Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

L’inhumaine (France 1924)

Toronto Silent Film Festival

Innes Town Hall, University of Toronto

2 Sussex Ave.

Improvised piano accompaniment


Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Sherlock Holmes (USA 1916)

Toronto Silent Film Festival

Royal Cinema

608 College St., Toronto, ON

Improvised piano accompaniment


Monday, March 20, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

“Fantasia of Colour” Silent Shorts Program

Curated by Giovanna Fossati

International film archivist with the EYE Institute in the Netherlands

Les Tulipes (The Tulips)

Directed by Segundo de Chomón, France, 1907 – 5 min

L’Album merveilleux (The Wonderful Book)

Directed by Gaston Velle, France, 1905 – 2 min

Coiffes Hollandaises (Dutch Types)

Director unknown, France, 1915 – 4 min

De Molens die juichen en weenen (Mills and Joy in Sorrow)

Directed by Alfred Machin, The Netherlands, 1912 – 7 min

Danses Algériennes I: Danse des Ouled-Naïl (Algerian Dances)

Director unknown, France, 1902 – 2 min

Les Parisiennes (The Parisians)

Director unknown, USA, 1897 – 1 min

Les Six soeurs Dainef (The Six Sisters Dainef)

Director unknown, France, 1902 – 3 min

Buona sera fiori! (Good Evening Flowers!)

Directed by Giovanni Vitrotti, Italy, 1909 – 1 min

Bell Lightbox – Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto, ON

Improvised piano accompaniment


Saturday, March 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Safety Last (USA, 1923)

Simcoe Street United Church,

66 Simcoe St., Oshawa, ON

Improvised organ accompaniment


Saturday, February 11, 2017, 1:00 p.m.

The Phantom Carriage (Sweden, 1921)

Bell Lightbox, Toronto International Film Festival – Toronto

Improvised piano accompaniment


Sunday, November 20, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
The Mysterious Lady (1928)

 

Revue Cinema, 
400 Roncesvalles Ave. Toronto, ON
Starring Greta Garbo

 

Silent Sundays – Alicia Fletcher, curator

 

Improvised piano accompaniment 

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 4:15
Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
From Temperance to Prohibition:  Alcohol in Early Cinema

 

Revue Cinema, 
400 Roncesvalles Ave. Toronto, ON

 

How was alcohol consumption depicted during the earliest days of movie-going? The arrival of cinema to the mass audiences of the mid-1890s coincided with a renewed wave of temperance movements calling for the prohibition of liquor sales in North America and much of Europe. Whether the public outcry over absinthe’s alleged effects on the mind (Wonderful Absinthe, Alice Guy-Blaché, 1899), the exploits of “saloon wreckers” like Carrie Nation (Kansas Saloon Smashers, Edwin S. Porter, 1901) or drink’s repercussions on the family (The Drunkard’s Child, Lubin, 1909), early film-makers took note. – Eric Veillette, Programming Director, Revue Cinema

Programme

1. Wonderful Absinthe – A.G. Blaché – 1899 – 0:50
2. Kansas Saloon Smashers – 1901 – Edison/Porter – 1:00
3. Why Mr. Nation Wants a Divorce – 1901 – Edison/Porter – 1:41
4. Alcohol and its Victims – 1902 – 5:26
5. What Drink Did – Griffith – 1909 – 12:05
6. A Drunkard’s Reformation – 1909 – Griffith – 13:00
7. The Drunkard’s Child – Lubin – 1909 – 6:44
8. Absinthe – Gem Motion Picture Company – 1913 – 11:48
9. The Cure – Chaplin – 1917 – 31:00

Improvised piano accompaniment


Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Speedy (1928)

Starring Harold Lloyd
St. John’s York Mills
19 Don Ridge Dr, Toronto, ON
Improvised Organ accompaniment

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
The Man Who Laughs (1928)

starring Conrad Veidt
Directed by German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo

 
Fox Theatre
2236 Queen St. East
Toronto, ON
 
Presented by the Fox Theatre

Friday, October 28, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Phantom of the Opera (1925)

starring Lon Chaney

St. George’s Anglican Church
99 Woolwich St.
Guelph, ON


August 20, 2016, 11:00 a.m.
Safety Last (1923)

Bell Lightbox – Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
Toronto


April 21, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Variety (1925)

Bell Lightbox – Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
Toronto


April 12, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Romance of Far Fur Country (1920)

A documentary made for the 250th anniversary of the Hudson’s Bay Company

Toronto Silent Film Festival
Innes Town Hall
University of Toronto


March 20, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
(1) Menilmontant

Directed by Kirsanoff (1926)

(2) So This is Paris

Directed by Lubitsch   (1926)

Revue Cinema
400 Roncesvalles Ave.
Toronto


Sunday, November 15, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
Steamboat Bill Jr.

Fox Theatre
2236 Queen St. East
Toronto, ON
 
Presented by the Fox Theatre


Friday, October 30, 2015, 9:00 p.m.
Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

Knox United Church
506, 4th Street S.W.
Calgary, AB

Presented by the Calgary Organ Festival


Saturday, October 24, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
The Cameraman (1928)

Capitol Theatre
20 Queen St.
Port Hope, ON

Presented by the 23rd annual Vintage Film Festival


Sunday, May 17, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
Twenty-Six Commissars (USSR 1932)
Directed by Nikoloz Shengelaia
Film Series: Discovering Georgian Cinema

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
Bell Lightbox
350 King St. West,
Toronto, ON


Sunday, May 16, 2015, 4:15 p.m.
Salt for Svanetia (USSR 1930)
A Nail in the Boot (USSR 1932)
Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov
Film Series: Discovering Georgian Cinema

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
Bell Lightbox
350 King St. West,
Toronto, ON


Sunday, May 10, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
Eliso (USSR 1928)
Directed by Nikoloz Shengelaia
Film Series: Discovering Georgian Cinema

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
Bell Lightbox
350 King St. West,
Toronto, ON


Sunday, April 26, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
Seven Chances (USA 1925)
Directed by & starring Buster Keaton

Apollo Cinema
141 Ontario St. North
Kitchener, ON


Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
The Navigator (USA 1924)
Directed by & starring Buster Keaton

St. John’s York Mills Anglican Church
19 Don Ridge Drive,
Toronto, ON


Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Diary of a Lost Girl (Germany 1929)
Directed by G.W. Pabst

Toronto Silent Film Festival
Innes Town Hall
University of Toronto
2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, ON