Steamboat Bill, Jr (Buster Keaton, 1928) & The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock, 1927)
Go to www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au (scroll down and on the right hand side you will see a link) to book your tickets! Last time we had a monumental line up for tickets, so booking online will save you the wait.
In 2012, Australia’s Silent Film Festival will present over 25 sessions of restored silent classics.
In the first half of the year, Sydney audiences were astonished at the talents on display in works from such giants of early cinemas as Abel Gance, Ernst Lubitsch and Fritz Lang.
In recent months, Festival events in Newcastle and Sutherland drew our largest audiences ever in the history of the Festival.
A sizeable sprinkling of the attendees was made up of teenagers and university students eager to see master works of early cinema presented with accompaniment by sensitive and accomplished musicians.
Therefore, the Festival is excited to announce the next session in the Festival’s 2012 program, namely at:
The Greater Union, 183-185 King Street, Newcastle
Saturday, 10th November 2012
Saturday, November 10 2pm
Steamboat Bill, Jr (Buster Keaton, 1928)
Considered one of the great masters of comedy, Buster Keaton reveals his amazing talent and skill with finely-tuned humour and breathtaking stunts when a cyclone hits a town and buildings collapse all around him! Some of these special effects and action scenes have become legendary, are a still very impressive in our day of computerized effects!
Saturday, November 10 4pm
The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock, 1927)
Now regarded as his first true Hitchcockian film, The Lodger boasts all the famous Hitchcock trademarks of his best suspense thrillers with the addition of sophisticated visual effects which he adapted from the Expressionist style of cinema. The Lodger is the famous story based on Jack The Ripper murders in the London fog, and who better than Hitchcock to make a fine cinematic masterpiece of it!
Live Musical accompaniment at each session by Greg Smith!