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2019 Festival.

September 27, 28, 29, 2019

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Film Trivia 2018

Have you taken the Trivia Quiz based on the 2018 program?  Try it here.

Program for the Twenty-Sixth Annual Vintage Film Festival

This year is the 150th birthday of Marie Dressler so we will feature three of her movies.  Because it's a special birthday, there are a number of special events planned.  More on the Marie Dressler web site here.

Ticket prices are a bit higher than last year - see the Ticket page. The best value by far is the Festival pass which gives you: 

  • The 12 regular program movies
  • A bonus movie Friday afternoon.
  • The Gala Reception with light refreshments
  • The very popular "Brown bag Lunch" - the topic this year is "Love of Film" and the speaker will be Peter Howell..

Note that registration at the door is required. You can also buy tickets for the Opening Night Gala only (includes 3 films and Reception). Singles will be available only at the door at $10.00 for all movies.

Below is a list of the films to be shown.  Click the Title of any film to go to a page with additional information.  For each film, you will go to a page of information including photos, a review and if available, a trailer.

Friday 12 October 2018

Although we try to avoid changes, the program is subject to change without notice 
Click Titles for additional information about each film

  Film Stars & Director Run time Sponsor
3:00 pm Registration      
04:00 pm The Birds (1963) Taylor, Hedrin - Dir: Hitchcock 119m Patrick Houlihan RBC Wealth Management
06:00 pm Gala Reception      
07:00 pm Welcome! Announcements      
07.15 pm Duck Soup (1933) Marx Bros., Dumont - Dir: McCarey 68m Harriet and Greg Binkley
08:25 pm Break      
08:45 pm Anna Christie (1930) DRESSLER. Garbo Dir: Brown 90m David McCaig - Taunton Block

Program finishes at approximately 09:55 pm

Saturday 13 October 2018

  Film Stars & Director Run Time Sponsor
08:30 am Registration      
09:00 am The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) Stewart, Wayne, Marvin-Dir: Ford 122m  Lynch Rutherford Tozer
11:00 am Break      
11:20 am Politics (1931) DRESSLER, Moran  Dir: Reisner 71m Lynn Hardy, RBC Wealth Management
12:30 pm Lunch      
02:00 pm City Lights* (1931) Chaplin, Cherrill, Myers-Dir: Chaplin 87m David and Dianne Halliday
03:30 pm Break      
03:45 pm Cool Hand Luke (1967)  Newman, Kennedy-Dir:Rosenberg 126m Ross Pigeau and Carol McCann
05:50 pm Dinner      
07:30 pm On the Town (1949) Kelly, Sinatra, Miller - Dir: Kelly 98m Delphine and Bill Patchett - dedicated to Thomas W Hawke D V for all his good works and his interest in the life of the Canadian star, Marie Dressler.
09:10 pm Break      
09:30 pm The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) Hutton, Bracken - Dir: Sturges 99m David and June Chambers / Meet at 66 King

Program finishes at approximately 11:10 pm

Sunday 14 October 2018

  Film Stars and Director Run Time Sponsor
08:30 am Registration      
09:00 am The Four Feathers(1939) Clements, Richardson - Dir: Korda 130m  
11:10am Break      
11:30 am The Patsy* (1928) DRESSLER, Davies - Dir: Vidor 80m Barbara Garrick
12:50 pm Lunch - Brown Bag Lunch Seminar
with Peter Howell
    Michael and Joan Hanlon
02:00 pm Niagara (1953) Monroe, Cotton, Peters - Dir: Hathaway 89m  Leslie Benson
03:30 pm Break      
03:45 pm The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) Deneuve, Vernon - Dir: Demy 92m Les and Cathie Houston

Program finishes at approximately 5:20 pm          * silent

Note that the detail page for each movie includes the cast, photos, review and where available, a trailer. Click each title to see the detail pages.
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Pianist for 2018 





Jordan Klapman




Sponsored by:
Rick & Betsy Miller

Jordan Klapman


Go here for more on piano accompaniment to Silent films.


Note: City Lights - starring Charlie Chaplin - has a special score composed by Chaplin so that will be played.

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

Films shown in earlier years.