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July 2019

The General

July 12 @ 7:30 pm
City Newsstand, 4018 N Cicero Ave
Chicago, IL 60641 United States
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The General is a 1926 American silent comedy film released by United Artists. It was inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, a true story of an event that occurred during the American Civil War. The story was adapted from the memoir The Great Locomotive Chase by William Pittenger. The film stars Buster Keaton who co-directed…

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August 2019

The Mollycoddle

August 4 @ 3:00 pm
St. John Cantius, 825 N Carpenter
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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The Mollycoddle is a 1920 American film starring Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery, and directed by Victor Fleming. Beery plays an ice-cold villain brawling with Fairbanks' character all the way down the side of a steep mountain in one sequence. A copy of the film is in the Museum of Modern Art and in other…

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Charlie Chaplin in “Shoulder Arms” & “A Dog’s Life”

August 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Arcada Theatre, 105 E Main St
St Charles, IL 60174 United States
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$10

This film was Charlie Chaplin’s final contribution to the WWI effort. Chaplin is a member of the “Awkward Squad” and we first see him being put through his paces in training camp. He has problems with making a proper about-face and with marching, constantly annoying his drill sergeant. ADDED BONUS: A Dog’s Life Starring Charlie…

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2019 Silent Summer Film Festival

August 16 @ 8:00 pm - August 18 @ 3:00 pm
Filament Theatre, 4041 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60641 United States
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Click here to jump to purchasing tickets Friday, August 16 @ 8pm - "The Toll of The Sea" (1922) Starring: Anna May Wong • Kenneth Harlan • Beatrice Bentley Directed by Chester M. Franklin Saturday, August 17  @ 1pm "Wild West" Matinee "Out West" (1918) Starring: Buster Keaton, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle "The Paleface" (1920) Starring: Buster…

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The Toll of The Sea

August 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Filament Theatre, 4041 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60641 United States
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Silent Summer Film Festival Event The Toll of The Sea (1922) Starring: Anna May Wong • Kenneth Harlan • Beatrice Bentley Directed by Chester M. Franklin Film introduction & presentation by the SFSC’s Elizabeth Rye Live theatre organ score performed by Jay Warren Details: The Toll of the Sea is a 1922 American silent drama…

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Wild West Matinee

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Filament Theatre, 4041 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60641 United States
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Silent Summer Film Festival Event Sound effects artist Nick White will demonstrate his world-class collection of 1920’s sound effects and perform with organist Jay Warren for all Saturday screenings! "Out West" (1918) Starring: Buster Keaton, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle Details: Out West is a 1918 American two-reel silent comedy film, a satire on contemporary westerns, starring…

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Aelita: Queen of Mars

August 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Filament Theatre, 4041 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60641 United States
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Silent Summer Film Festival Event Sound effects artist Nick White will demonstrate his world-class collection of 1920’s sound effects and perform with organist Jay Warren for both Saturday screenings! Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924) Starring: Nikolai Tseretelli • Valentina Kuindji • Yulia Solntseva Details: Aelita, also known as Aelita: Queen of Mars, is a silent…

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Rubber Tires

August 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Filament Theatre, 4041 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60641 United States
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Silent Summer Film Event Rubber Tires (1927) Starring: Bessie Love, Harrison Ford Details: Rubber Tires – called Ten Thousand Reward in the UK – is a 1927 silent film comedy adventure directed by Alan Hale, Sr. and produced by Cecil B. DeMille through his DeMille Pictures Corporation. The film was distributed by PDC (Producers Distributing Corporation).…

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September 2019

Discovering Silent Cinema

September 6 @ 7:30 pm
City Newsstand, 4018 N Cicero Ave
Chicago, IL 60641 United States
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An interactive silent film program hosted by cinema arts organist Jay Warren featuring discussion about early theater organs, accompaniment, sound effects, and clips of notable silent films from the beginning to the end of the silent age.

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Three Ages

September 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Arcada Theatre, 105 E Main St
St Charles, IL 60174 United States
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$10

The film takes place in three different historical eras–the Stone Age, Ancient Rome, and the Modern Age. The plot is the same in each: Buster Keaton stars as a young man who courts the girl of his dreams, but his pursuit is complicated by a rival, played by Wallace Beery. The stories are interwoven, and…

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