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2023 Festival.

October 20, 21, 22, 2023

Program for the Thirtieth Annual Vintage Film Festival

Below is a list of the films to be shown. If you click the title of any film you will go to a page of information including director, cast, photos, a review and a trailer.

Theme - From the Page to the Screen

Note program is subject to change.

Friday 20 October 2023

Time Films Stars and Director Run Time Sponsors
3:00 pm Registration      
4:00 pm Sounder (1972) Winfield, Tyson - Dir: Ritt 105m Scott Fraser
5:45 pm Dinner      
7:15 pm Welcome/ Announcements      
7:30 pm

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Garland, Morgan, Lahr - Dir: Fleming

102 m

Rick & Betsy Miller

9:15 pm Break      
9:35 pm The Uninvited (1944) Milland, Hussey, Crisp - Dir: Allen 98m Harriet and Greg Binkley

Program finishes at approximately 11:15 pm

Saturday 21 October 2023

Time Films Stars and Director Run Time Sponsors
8:30 am Registration      
9:00 am

The Killers (1946)

Lancaster, Gardner - Dir: Siodmak


Furby House Books

10:45 am Break      
11:00 am

Great Expectations (1946)

Mills, Guinness, Simmons - Dir: Lean


Film Access Northumberland

1:00 pm Lunch      
2:25 pm

The Phantom of the Opera (1925) * Note 1

Chaney, Philbin - Dir: Julian


Cathie Houston 

4:00 pm Break      
4:15 pm From Russia with Love (1963) Connery, Shaw, Lenya - Dir Young 115m Aaron Peacock/Two Blue Shirts Productions
6:10 pm Dinner      
7:40 pm

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Monroe, Russell, Coburn - Dir: Hawks


Lynn Hardy

9:10 pm Break      
9:25 pm Belle de Jour (1967) Deneuve, Sorel - Dir: Bunuel 100m Dianne & David Halliday

Program finishes at approximately 11:05 pm

Sunday 22 October 2023

Time Films Stars and Director Run Time Sponsors
8:30 am Registration      
9:00 am Sabotage (1936) Homolka, Sidney, Loder - Dir: Hitchcock 76m Al Brown & Cathy Vasas-Brown
10:15 am Break      
10:35 am Broken Blossoms (1919) * Note 2 Gish, Barthelmess - Dir: Griffith 95m Anonymous
12:05 pm Lunch - Sunday Lunchtime film talk - Anne Tait     Laurie Dubrovac
1:40 pm Rosemary's Baby (1968) Farrow, Cassavetes - Dir: Polanski 137m Lesley Myers/Scenery Farm
4:00 pm Break      
4:20 pm Raffles (1939) Niven, de Havilland, Whitty - Dir: Wood 72m Lynch, Rutherford Tozer

Program finishes at approximately 5:35 pm
* Silent with live accompaniment

Speaker and Accompanists for 2023 

Speaker - Anne Tait
Anne Tait 250

Producer, screenwriter, novelist, playwright, broadcaster and casting director.

A Conversation with a Canadian Woman in Film

Laurie Dubrovac

To be held in the main theatre auditorium.

More here.

Jordan Klapman
Note 2: Piano accompaniment to Broken Blossoms

Jordan Klapman

Jordan's Bio here

Jordan Klapman's Web site

Michael Bridge
Note 1: Accordion accompaniment to Phantom of the Opera

Michael Bridge

Michael's Bio here.

Michael Bridge's Web site

Go here for more on piano accompaniment to Silent films.

Silent Auction

There will be a silent auction starting at 4:00 pm Friday and closing at 7:00 pm Saturday

Although we try to avoid changes, the program is subject to change without notice

Films shown in earlier years.