March is full of Silent Film Gems from Charlie Chaplin’s 1st feature to Mary Pickford’s last Silent.
The spring is shaping up to be very busy for Cliff with tons of silent stars from Mary Pickford to Lon Chaney. Catch him playing at the UCLA Film and Television Archive Festival of Preservation as well as a Buster Keaton filled weekend at the Aero Theatre. Plus a 100 year anniversary screening of The Tramp staring Charlie Chaplin at the Egyptian Theatre.
March Silent Movies
Check out The UCLA Festival of Preservation featuring newly preserved prints from the Film and Television Archive.
This Fleischer Brothers’ “Out of the Inkwell” short features Koko the Clown as an animated character who just won’t let his creator get to sleep.
After nearly 15 years as the silver screen’s reigning “Queen of the Movies,” Mary Pickford lovingly concluded her silent movie career with one of her best films—the utterly charming romantic comedy, My Best Girl.
It is estimated that nearly 90 percent of all silent films are lost today. Of that small percentage of titles which does survive at archives, studios and in private collections, much has yet to be preserved, while far too many of those that have been preserved exist only in fragmentary form. But instead of being sobering, this program is meant to be celebratory, showcasing the preservation of silent film fragments at UCLA through numerous examples that provide tantalizing glimpses and entertaining insight into movies that in effect no longer exist.
Buster Keaton at the Aero Theatre
90th Anniversary! SEVEN CHANCES, Buster Keaton directs and stars as James “Jimmie” Shannon, a man confronted with a proposition both very lucky and very unlucky: He can inherit a massive fortune if he marries. The catch? The marriage must occur by 7:00 PM that day. – A double Feature with the Navigator
Sherlock Junior and The Cameraman – Don’t miss these hilarious Keaton Classics!
Retro Format returns with a tribute to Sir Charles Chaplin, featuring an array of classic shorts, including the immortal Tramp’s debut in Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914) and a Centennial Screening of The Tramp (1915). Plus…Hollywood’s classic first feature-length comedy, Tillie’s Punctured Romance (1914)!
The Devil’s Photographer: William Mortensen and Hollywood at the Cinefamily
West of Zanzibar – Starring Lon Chaney, Directed by Todd Browning. Don’t miss this haunting silent thriller!
See you at the movies!