Marie Dressler Needs You
If you liked the trivia in the slides between movies or you missed them, this page has trivia questions and answers about movies on the 2015 program.
The Vintage Film Festival
Twenty four 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 55-60 years ago. We will often, although not always, include a film starring Marie Dressler.
For more on Marie Dressler and the Marie Dressler Foundation, please go to the Marie Dressler Foundation Web site here.
The weekend is best enjoyed as an event and not just a collection of great movies. We start with a Gala reception followed by two films. For pass holders only, we have a bonus movie on Friday before the reception. Then on Saturday we 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. On Sunday we show four movies. Over the weekend we select 4 movies with a theme. For example, in 2016 they will be movies starring Bette Davis. Over the weekend, we show 2 silent movies accompanied by a live pianist.
Bursaries by Marie Dressler Foundation
For information on Bursaries for Students in Northumberland High Schools, please go to the Marie Dressler Foundation Web site.
Venue and Date for 2016
Note the dates for the 2016 Vintage Film Festival: October 14, 15 & 16. Also note that all screenings and events this year are to be at Port Hope's 'atmospheric' Capitol Theatre. [Map here]. Why not make a note on your calendar? Program details are here and Tickets are now available here.
The 2016 Festival will be held
October 14, 15, 16, 2016
At the Woodlawn Inn, 420 Division St., Cobourg
A fundraising event for Marie Dressler Foundation featuring a sparkling wine reception, a four course dinner with wines and an after-dinner talk by Matthew Kennedy, author of "Marie Dressler: A Biography"
Tickets are $100. (no HST) with a donation tax receipt for a portion of the ticket price.
A limited number of tickets are available. (1) Online via Paypal below:
OR (2) contact Woodlawn Inn at 1-800-573-5003, OR (3) contact Rick Miller at 647-638-3025.
Contact Rick Miller for any queries.
Cobourg Town Council has proclaimed September 24th to be "Marie Dressler Celebration Day" in Cobourg.
Come and Celebrate the Grand Opening of Canada's newest museum featuring "From Cobourg to Hollywood: The Story of Marie Dressler".
Celebrations start at 1:00 pm with free cake, ice-cream, and drinks following the official opening ceremony.
Saturday, September 24th, 2016
Visit the new Marie Dressler Museum at Marie Dressler House, 212 King Street West, Cobourg.
Marie Dressler Foundation Board Members Terry Foord and Rick Miller presenting a Vintage Film Festival poster designed by renowned artist Peter Doig, to Dale Clark, VP, Fuel Services Division, Cameco Corporation.
The poster was presented to Cameco Corp. as a token of appreciation for their ongoing generous support of the Vintage Film Festival and the upcoming Marie Dressler Exhibition project.