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Silent Summer Film Fest Chicago

Postby Filmhorse » July 22nd, 2009, 5:35 pm

The Silent Film Society of Chicago will present its summer film festival 17 July thru 28 August.
We have a great lineup of films this year including "Underworld" and "Seventh Heaven"
For more information check the website.
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Re: Silent Summer Film Fest Chicago

Postby ChiO » July 21st, 2011, 7:51 am

The Silent Film Society of Chicago is having its 2011 Silent Film Festival just down the street a piece. One film every Friday night for the next six Fridays (starting tomorrow). Come join us for a long weekend (or six) and enjoy the cool 97 degree breeze off of the lake. The lineup:

A Girl in Every Port (Hawks, 1928)
Why Change Your Wife (DeMille, 1920)
Heart O' the Hills (DeGrasse/Franklin, 1919)
Sunrise (Murnau 1927) -- I hear that this is a pretty good movie.
The Cardboard Lover (Leonard, 1928)
The Mysterious Lady (Niblo, 1928)
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Re: Silent Summer Film Fest Chicago

Postby MichiganJ » July 21st, 2011, 8:53 am

Wow, pretty great lineup to see some of the silent era's greatest actresses.

A Girl in Every Port--Louise Brooks in a brief, but revealing role. Hot, hot, hot.

Why Change Your Wife--Gloria Swanson and DeMille: Set and Match. Best, and last film of DeMille's "marital trilogy".

Heart O' the Hills--Mary Pickford as a feisty tomboy just on the cusp of being a woman in the hills of ol' Kentucky. One of her best.

Sunrise--Never heard of it.

The Cardboard Lover--Both Marion Davies and Jetta Goudal! The movie is great fun, too.

The Mysterious Lady--Garbo! That should be enough, but this is also one of her best, although for some reason, underrated silents.
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Re: Silent Summer Film Fest Chicago

Postby Gagman 66 » July 30th, 2011, 3:18 pm

:D A really great lineup. THE CARDBOARD LOVER is a delightful film. based on the Stage play that Starred Jeanne Eagels, and much, much better than the later sound remake. Plus it is very rarely screened.

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Re: Silent Summer Film Fest Chicago

Postby ChiO » July 20th, 2012, 10:52 am

The 2012 edition of the Silent Summer Film Festival, a mere 7 blocks from home, begins tonight. The lineup (with live musical accompaniment) for the next six Friday nights:

SHERLOCK HOLMES (Albert Parker 1922) - with some Barrymore fellow, and William Powell & Hedda Hopper cameos
THE KID BROTHER (Ted Wilde & J.A. Howe 1927) - star Harold Lloyd and Lewis Milestone are the uncredited co-directors
THE SPIDERS (Fritz Lang 1919) - if I see just one, this is it
THE GAUCHO (F. Richard Jones 1927) - Douglas Sr. buckles his swash for Lupe Velez
STELLA DALLAS (Henry King 1925) - would you leave Ronald Colman?
OUR DANCING DAUGHTERS (Harry Beaumont 1928) - Joan Crawford plays it loose

Should I save you an aisle seat, MichiganJ?
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