Month: February 2019

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Film Series: “William Fox Presents: More Restorations and Rediscoveries from the Fox Film Corporation,” MoMA, March 1-26, 2019


“William Fox Presents: More Restorations and Rediscoveries from the Fox Film Corporation”

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

March 1-26, 2019

From MoMA’s website:

“Following last summer’s three-week program of rarely seen Fox films, here is another selection of Fox gems from the MoMA vault, including new digital restorations of several important titles, including Frank Borzage’s 1928 masterpiece Street Angel, as well as archival prints not publicly screened in decades.”

In addition to Street Angel (titles by Katharine Hilliker), the series includes Hangman’s House (1928) (scenario by Marion Orth), and Lazybones (1925) (written by Frances Marion).

For the full schedule, click here

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Athena Film Festival, Barnard College, February 28-March 3, 2019

Athena Film Festival

Barnard College, New York, NY

February 28-March 3, 2019

“The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City, is a weekend of inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of fierce and fearless female leaders.”

The 2019 Athena Film Festival has announced its lineup, which includes a screening of the documentary Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019), on Saturday, March 2.

For more information about the festival, click here.

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CFP: The British Silent Film Festival Symposium, April 11-12, 2019


The British Silent Film Festival is back for its 20th edition, running from September 12-15, 2019 at the Phoenix in Leicester!

The British Silent Film Festival Symposium is also back this year (taking place on April 11-12), at the Strand campus of King’s College London. The deadline for paper proposals is February 28, 2019.

BSFFS invites proposals for presentations on any aspect of film making and film going in Britain or across the British empire before 1930. Please submit abstracts under 300 words before 28th February 2019 to

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Kansas Silent Film Festival, Topeka, Kansas, February 22-23, 2019


The 23rd annual Kansas Silent Film Festival (February 22-23, 2019) will take place this year at Washburn University, in Topeka, Kansas.

From the festival’s website:

“In thinking about what we wanted to do for our 23rd event it dawned on us that we talk a lot about what is lost—there is a pretty high percentage out there of silent films that are lost and gone forever. But what about the successes? What about the films that were thought lost but were found in foreign archives, with collectors, and in some really lucky cases, tucked in the hay in a barn. All the films showing this year were lost then found, or simply needed restoration to bring them back to life.”

Titles include Venus of the South Seas (1924), starring Annette Kellerman and Metropolis (1927), scripted by Thea Von Harbou.

Venus of the South Seas (1924) 

For the full program, click here

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