Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pordenone Silent Movie Festival

'Le Giornate del Cinema Muto' (The Days of the Silent Film) is the biggest and most important silent movie event in the world. 2011 will be the thirtieth anniversary of the event, which is held in Pordenone (Friuli-Venezia-Giulia) Italy. It is about 100 kilometers north of Venice and takes place the first week of October.

Pordenone is very well equipped to handle the movie festival and does a wonderful job of providing a great venue.

Most of the films are screened in the modern Teatro Giuseppe Verdi, below.
They are accompanied by live musical performances.

There are also lectures and master classes. Jean Darling, below, is interviewed on stage by David Robinson, Director of the festival. Jean is still performing in her 90's, and was in the original 'Our Gang' movies.

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