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PLEASE NOTE: Because the Coronavirus pandemic is sometimes causing postponements and cancellations, and because I maintain this website on a part-time basis, this may not be the most recent information on these performances. Please check the venues for the most up-to-date information.

May 5–11, 2022

Blind Husbands, Steamboat Bill Jr, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Lady Windermere's Fan   

Castro Theater, San Francisco Silent Film Festival

The San Francisco Film Festival will be happening May 5-11, 2022. We have scores for four excellent films: Eric Von Stroheim in Blind Husbands, Buster Keaton in Steamboat Bill Jr,. Lon Chaney in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Ernst Lubitsch's silent interpretation of Oscar Wilde's comedy Lady Windermere's Fan. Visit the SFSFF's website for details, schedules, and tickets!

May 20, 2022

The Cameraman (1927)

The Denver Silent Film Festival

Buster Keaton acquires a movie camera to be near the girl of his dreams, but breaking into the business is trickier than it looks. With the help of a monkey, he gets the scoop of the year. This excellent comedy features all the laughs and stunts you’d expect from a Buster Keaton film, but with more heart. This is the opening night of the Denver Silent Film Festival, which is ALL COMEDIES this year, because we need that.

July 13

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

The Chautauqua Silent Film Festival

Lon Chaney's portrayal of Victor Hugo's tragic bell-ringer set a new standard for lavish Hollywood spectacles. The creation of medieval Paris, and Chaney's layered interpretation of the outcast, made this film a huge success. Our musical score borrows elements from the three surviving historical scores for the film: the road show score, the first cue sheet score, and the cue sheet for a 1927 revival release. For location and time, visit The Chautauta website.