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Upcoming & Recent Screenings

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