Silent Movie Weekend

Silent Movie Weekend

Silent Movie Day is an annual celebration of silent movies, a vastly misunderstood and neglected cinematic art form. We believe that silent motion pictures are a vital, beautiful, and often powerful part of film history, and we are united with others in the goal to advocate for their presentation and preservation. Extend the silence to the weekend with our full program, from September 29 to October 1!

Man with a Movie Camera

Friday, September 29

Experience the groundbreaking brilliance of Dziga Vertov's silent masterpiece, which, through innovative editing and cinematic techniques, captures the pulse of urban Soviet life. It reveals a captivating blend of work, play, and modernity, accompanied by an orchestral score by Michael Nyman.

Safety Last!

Saturday, September 30

Harold Lloyd's Safety Last! showcases his timeless comedic brilliance, portraying the relatable journey of a modern everyman pursuing triumph through uproarious gags and daring stunts—an enduring introduction to his genius. 100th anniversary


Saturday, September 30

Unveiling a chilling past of witch hunts, possession, and satanic rites, this exploration delves into the eerie connection between historical hysteria and psychological torment.


Sunday, October 1

Like the musical Chicago that won the Best Picture Academy Award and five other Oscars in 2002, this original film adaptation is based on the 1926 hit Broadway play by Maurine Watkins. It's a terrifically entertaining mix of humor and melodrama as well as a pungent critique of trash journalism.