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2014 Festival.

October 24, 25, 26, 2014

Film Trivia

If you liked the trivia in the slides between movies or you missed them, this page has many items of interest about each movie on the 2013 program.

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The Vintage Film Festival - Cobourg & Port Hope

Twenty two years ago (1992), a group of film enthusiasts involved in the restoration of the Marie Dressler house had a wild idea. Why not hold a festival showing the films in which Marie Dressler had starred? This seemingly fantastic idea grew into the present form, in which we show a variety of films generally made before about 1955.

The weekend is best enjoyed as an event and not just a collection of great movies. We start with a reception in Historic Victoria Hall in Cobourg followed by two films including a silent accompanied by a live piano. Then on Saturday we move to the restored atmospheric Capitol Theatre in Port Hope to show a collection of six movies that range from very old, silent films starring Mary Pickford, Erich von Stroheim or Douglas Fairbanks, to talkies and musicals. We often include a film starring Marie Dressler. On Sunday we show four more classics.

2014 Festival Features:

  • Friday Gala Reception - hors d'oeuvres and for 2014, a special short premiere.  Friday and Festival (weekend) pass holders only.
  • Film Noir Theme - 4 movies in the Film Noir genre will be shown Saturday through Sunday.
  • Sunday lunch time talk about Film Noir with audience discussion and "a brown bag lunch" - catered if you wish.  For Festival Pass holders only. More here.
  • Souvenir T-Shirts available - don't miss out, limited quantity,  pre-order here.


The 2014 Festival will be held

October 24, 25, 26, 2014

For earlier News, go to the News page.

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