Silent Film Season

Part of the Silent Films

Certificate: Unknown
Format: 35mm
Language: Unknown

A summer season of 'Silent Movies' that features something for everyone: a Grand Guignal Horror film, Tod Browning's the Unknown starring Lon Caney; a romantic epic with Rudolf Valentino, the Eagle; and a Buster Keaton comedy, Steamboat Bill Jnr.

Silent fans will want to see the lot, particularly as we have the incomparable Carl Heslop providing the vibes and the music on the Star and Shadow Mighty Compton Organ.

Ride the films with live music and see them on the large screen the way they were originally experienced.

Other films in the Silent Films:


Film: The Unknown + Laurel And Hardy Short: Big Business! (1927)

20 May 2012, 8:30 p.m.

Set at the circus, Lon Chaney as Alonzo, a fake armless knife thrower (he uses his feet) falls in love with Joan Crawford, the bareback rider. This horror epic is the most outragious of Brownings silent movies: a must see.


Film: The Eagle (1925)

10 Jun 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Valentino's penultimate film, key to understanding the death cult that swept the world following his death in 1926. Director Clarence Brown is comfortable handling Valentino's sensuality and the sets are awesome.


Film: Steamboat Bill Junior (1928)

1 Jul 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Weedy Buster returns home from college, a disappointment to his burly riverboat captain father. But in dad's hour of need, Buster answers the call which climaxes when the whole town is destroyed in a cyclone.