“It’s like writing history with lightning!” – President Woodrow Wilson, upon seeing his first film in 1915

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Don’t Change Your Husband (1919)
Classic centenary 1919- 2019
80 minutes: live music with Mauro Colombis.Sunday at 2pm August 4 State Library NSWAn early Cecil B. DeMille film with the delightful Gloria Swanson the star in an amusing battle between the sexes.
Read more about Gloria at http://www.tcm.com/…/187518%7…/Gloria-Swanson/biography.html“……(the film has ) the DeMille trademark qualities of visually satisfying and often exotic sets, costumes and lighting, as well as a certain smooth style overall. DeMille also knew how to choose his cast, such as Gloria Swanson in "Don't Change Your Husband", the first of six films she made with DeMille.I thoroughly enjoyed Gloria in this rather realistic yet light-hearted look at married life as the wife who becomes dissatisfied with her husband's sloppy habits and onion breath. When she meets the suave `Mr Perfect' with apparently no bad habits, she `changes husbands' so to speak, only to find that her new choice has far worse habits and characteristics than old Mr Onion-breath, and she finds herself wishing she had rather tried to improve on the few minor faults in her first marriage instead. No doubt there are some subtle lessons to be learned from this simple yet down-to-earth story, but at the same time this film is enjoyable and satisfying to watch.” Barbara UnderwoodMauro Colombis and silent movies with music! Mauro Colombis is a Sydney based versatile Italian musician. He started playing the piano at the age of six in Pordenone (Italy), town where he lived until 2005, before moving to Australia. His qualifications include two masters in piano performance (Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatorium and Venice Conservatorium) and a Bachelor of Arts, Music and Spectacle (University of Bologna). As classical musician he has given solo, piano duet and chamber music concerts in different European countries and Australia.In 2003 he was one of the participants at the first Pordenone Master classes for silent film pianists. Since then he has specialised in silent films piano accompaniment and has played for Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, for major film festivals and institutions in Australia (National Film and Sound Archive – Canberra, Australia’s Silent Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Adelaide Film Festival, The Australian Cinémathèque – Brisbane) and in Asia (Silent Film Festival of Thailand and Women on Silent Screen’s Conference in Shanghai).
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More details about the session are at the website.www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
Don’t Change Your Husband (1919)
Classic centenary 1919- 2019
80 minutes: live music with Mauro Colombis.Sunday at 2pm August 4 State Library NSWAn early Cecil B. DeMille film with the delightful Gloria Swanson the star in an amusing battle between the sexes.
Read more about Gloria at http://www.tcm.com/…/187518%7…/Gloria-Swanson/biography.html“……(the film has ) the DeMille trademark qualities of visually satisfying and often exotic sets, costumes and lighting, as well as a certain smooth style overall. DeMille also knew how to choose his cast, such as Gloria Swanson in "Don't Change Your Husband", the first of six films she made with DeMille.I thoroughly enjoyed Gloria in this rather realistic yet light-hearted look at married life as the wife who becomes dissatisfied with her husband's sloppy habits and onion breath. When she meets the suave `Mr Perfect' with apparently no bad habits, she `changes husbands' so to speak, only to find that her new choice has far worse habits and characteristics than old Mr Onion-breath, and she finds herself wishing she had rather tried to improve on the few minor faults in her first marriage instead. No doubt there are some subtle lessons to be learned from this simple yet down-to-earth story, but at the same time this film is enjoyable and satisfying to watch.” Barbara UnderwoodMauro Colombis and silent movies with music! Mauro Colombis is a Sydney based versatile Italian musician. He started playing the piano at the age of six in Pordenone (Italy), town where he lived until 2005, before moving to Australia. His qualifications include two masters in piano performance (Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatorium and Venice Conservatorium) and a Bachelor of Arts, Music and Spectacle (University of Bologna). As classical musician he has given solo, piano duet and chamber music concerts in different European countries and Australia.In 2003 he was one of the participants at the first Pordenone Master classes for silent film pianists. Since then he has specialised in silent films piano accompaniment and has played for Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, for major film festivals and institutions in Australia (National Film and Sound Archive – Canberra, Australia’s Silent Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Adelaide Film Festival, The Australian Cinémathèque – Brisbane) and in Asia (Silent Film Festival of Thailand and Women on Silent Screen’s Conference in Shanghai).
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More details about the session are at the website.www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
Don’t Change Your Husband (1919)
Classic centenary 1919- 2019
80 minutes: live music with Mauro Colombis.Sunday at 2pm August 4 State Library NSWAn early Cecil B. DeMille film with the delightful Gloria Swanson the star in an amusing battle between the sexes.
Read more about Gloria at http://www.tcm.com/…/187518%7…/Gloria-Swanson/biography.html“……(the film has ) the DeMille trademark qualities of visually satisfying and often exotic sets, costumes and lighting, as well as a certain smooth style overall. DeMille also knew how to choose his cast, such as Gloria Swanson in "Don't Change Your Husband", the first of six films she made with DeMille.I thoroughly enjoyed Gloria in this rather realistic yet light-hearted look at married life as the wife who becomes dissatisfied with her husband's sloppy habits and onion breath. When she meets the suave `Mr Perfect' with apparently no bad habits, she `changes husbands' so to speak, only to find that her new choice has far worse habits and characteristics than old Mr Onion-breath, and she finds herself wishing she had rather tried to improve on the few minor faults in her first marriage instead. No doubt there are some subtle lessons to be learned from this simple yet down-to-earth story, but at the same time this film is enjoyable and satisfying to watch.” Barbara UnderwoodMauro Colombis and silent movies with music! Mauro Colombis is a Sydney based versatile Italian musician. He started playing the piano at the age of six in Pordenone (Italy), town where he lived until 2005, before moving to Australia. His qualifications include two masters in piano performance (Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatorium and Venice Conservatorium) and a Bachelor of Arts, Music and Spectacle (University of Bologna). As classical musician he has given solo, piano duet and chamber music concerts in different European countries and Australia.In 2003 he was one of the participants at the first Pordenone Master classes for silent film pianists. Since then he has specialised in silent films piano accompaniment and has played for Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, for major film festivals and institutions in Australia (National Film and Sound Archive – Canberra, Australia’s Silent Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Adelaide Film Festival, The Australian Cinémathèque – Brisbane) and in Asia (Silent Film Festival of Thailand and Women on Silent Screen’s Conference in Shanghai).
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More details about the session are at the website.www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
Don’t Change Your Husband (1919)
Classic centenary 1919- 2019
80 minutes: live music with Mauro Colombis.Sunday at 2pm August 4 State Library NSWAn early Cecil B. DeMille film with the delightful Gloria Swanson the star in an amusing battle between the sexes.
Read more about Gloria at http://www.tcm.com/…/187518%7…/Gloria-Swanson/biography.html“……(the film has ) the DeMille trademark qualities of visually satisfying and often exotic sets, costumes and lighting, as well as a certain smooth style overall. DeMille also knew how to choose his cast, such as Gloria Swanson in "Don't Change Your Husband", the first of six films she made with DeMille.I thoroughly enjoyed Gloria in this rather realistic yet light-hearted look at married life as the wife who becomes dissatisfied with her husband's sloppy habits and onion breath. When she meets the suave `Mr Perfect' with apparently no bad habits, she `changes husbands' so to speak, only to find that her new choice has far worse habits and characteristics than old Mr Onion-breath, and she finds herself wishing she had rather tried to improve on the few minor faults in her first marriage instead. No doubt there are some subtle lessons to be learned from this simple yet down-to-earth story, but at the same time this film is enjoyable and satisfying to watch.” Barbara UnderwoodMauro Colombis and silent movies with music! Mauro Colombis is a Sydney based versatile Italian musician. He started playing the piano at the age of six in Pordenone (Italy), town where he lived until 2005, before moving to Australia. His qualifications include two masters in piano performance (Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatorium and Venice Conservatorium) and a Bachelor of Arts, Music and Spectacle (University of Bologna). As classical musician he has given solo, piano duet and chamber music concerts in different European countries and Australia.In 2003 he was one of the participants at the first Pordenone Master classes for silent film pianists. Since then he has specialised in silent films piano accompaniment and has played for Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, for major film festivals and institutions in Australia (National Film and Sound Archive – Canberra, Australia’s Silent Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Adelaide Film Festival, The Australian Cinémathèque – Brisbane) and in Asia (Silent Film Festival of Thailand and Women on Silent Screen’s Conference in Shanghai).
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More details about the session are at the website.www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
Don’t Change Your Husband (1919)
Classic centenary 1919- 2019
80 minutes: live music with Mauro Colombis.Sunday at 2pm August 4 State Library NSWAn early Cecil B. DeMille film with the delightful Gloria Swanson the star in an amusing battle between the sexes.
Read more about Gloria at http://www.tcm.com/…/187518%7…/Gloria-Swanson/biography.html“……(the film has ) the DeMille trademark qualities of visually satisfying and often exotic sets, costumes and lighting, as well as a certain smooth style overall. DeMille also knew how to choose his cast, such as Gloria Swanson in "Don't Change Your Husband", the first of six films she made with DeMille.I thoroughly enjoyed Gloria in this rather realistic yet light-hearted look at married life as the wife who becomes dissatisfied with her husband's sloppy habits and onion breath. When she meets the suave `Mr Perfect' with apparently no bad habits, she `changes husbands' so to speak, only to find that her new choice has far worse habits and characteristics than old Mr Onion-breath, and she finds herself wishing she had rather tried to improve on the few minor faults in her first marriage instead. No doubt there are some subtle lessons to be learned from this simple yet down-to-earth story, but at the same time this film is enjoyable and satisfying to watch.” Barbara UnderwoodMauro Colombis and silent movies with music! Mauro Colombis is a Sydney based versatile Italian musician. He started playing the piano at the age of six in Pordenone (Italy), town where he lived until 2005, before moving to Australia. His qualifications include two masters in piano performance (Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatorium and Venice Conservatorium) and a Bachelor of Arts, Music and Spectacle (University of Bologna). As classical musician he has given solo, piano duet and chamber music concerts in different European countries and Australia.In 2003 he was one of the participants at the first Pordenone Master classes for silent film pianists. Since then he has specialised in silent films piano accompaniment and has played for Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, for major film festivals and institutions in Australia (National Film and Sound Archive – Canberra, Australia’s Silent Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Adelaide Film Festival, The Australian Cinémathèque – Brisbane) and in Asia (Silent Film Festival of Thailand and Women on Silent Screen’s Conference in Shanghai).
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More details about the session are at the website.www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
Don’t Change Your Husband (1919)
Classic centenary 1919- 2019
80 minutes: live music with Mauro Colombis.Sunday at 2pm August 4 State Library NSWAn early Cecil B. DeMille film with the delightful Gloria Swanson the star in an amusing battle between the sexes.
Read more about Gloria at http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/187518%7C62549/Gloria-Swanson/biography.html“……(the film has ) the DeMille trademark qualities of visually satisfying and often exotic sets, costumes and lighting, as well as a certain smooth style overall. DeMille also knew how to choose his cast, such as Gloria Swanson in "Don't Change Your Husband", the first of six films she made with DeMille.I thoroughly enjoyed Gloria in this rather realistic yet light-hearted look at married life as the wife who becomes dissatisfied with her husband's sloppy habits and onion breath. When she meets the suave `Mr Perfect' with apparently no bad habits, she `changes husbands' so to speak, only to find that her new choice has far worse habits and characteristics than old Mr Onion-breath, and she finds herself wishing she had rather tried to improve on the few minor faults in her first marriage instead. No doubt there are some subtle lessons to be learned from this simple yet down-to-earth story, but at the same time this film is enjoyable and satisfying to watch.” Barbara UnderwoodMauro Colombis and silent movies with music! Mauro Colombis is a Sydney based versatile Italian musician. He started playing the piano at the age of six in Pordenone (Italy), town where he lived until 2005, before moving to Australia. His qualifications include two masters in piano performance (Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatorium and Venice Conservatorium) and a Bachelor of Arts, Music and Spectacle (University of Bologna). As classical musician he has given solo, piano duet and chamber music concerts in different European countries and Australia.In 2003 he was one of the participants at the first Pordenone Master classes for silent film pianists. Since then he has specialised in silent films piano accompaniment and has played for Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, for major film festivals and institutions in Australia (National Film and Sound Archive – Canberra, Australia’s Silent Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Adelaide Film Festival, The Australian Cinémathèque – Brisbane) and in Asia (Silent Film Festival of Thailand and Women on Silent Screen’s Conference in Shanghai).
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More details about the session are at the website.www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
Sydney: State Library NSW
Metcalfe Auditorium- classic centenary 1919-2019 : South (1919) with soundtrack, 80 minutes.Sunday at 2pm July 7
Sydney born Frank Hurley made this acclaimed film record of Sir Ernest Shackleton's heroic but ill-starred attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914-16. It is both a unique historical document, and a tribute to the indomitable courage of a small party of men who set out on a voyage of discovery that turned into an epic struggle for survival. Before the presentation Graham Shirley shall introduce the film. Graham, former senior curator and historian at the National Film and Sound Archive, now works on a freelance basis as an oral historian, film historian and archival researcher.Tickets $25/$20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318.Read more about the celebrated Frank Hurley at http://adb.anu.edu.au/biogr…/hurley-james-francis-frank-6774More details about the session are at the website.www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
Sydney: State Library NSW
Metcalfe Auditorium- classic centenary 1919-2019 : South (1919) with soundtrack, 80 minutes.Sunday at 2pm July 7
Sydney born Frank Hurley made this acclaimed film record of Sir Ernest Shackleton's heroic but ill-starred attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914-16. It is both a unique historical document, and a tribute to the indomitable courage of a small party of men who set out on a voyage of discovery that turned into an epic struggle for survival. Before the presentation Graham Shirley shall introduce the film. Graham, former senior curator and historian at the National Film and Sound Archive, now works on a freelance basis as an oral historian, film historian and archival researcher.Tickets $25/$20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318.Read more about the celebrated Frank Hurley at http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hurley-james-francis-frank-6774More details about the session are at the website.www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
Sydney: State Library NSW
Metcalfe Auditorium- classic centenary 1919-2019 : South (1919) with soundtrack, 80 minutes.Sunday at 2pm July 7
Sydney born Frank Hurley made this acclaimed film record of Sir Ernest Shackleton's heroic but ill-starred attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914-16. It is both a unique historical document, and a tribute to the indomitable courage of a small party of men who set out on a voyage of discovery that turned into an epic struggle for survival. Before the presentation Graham Shirley shall introduce the film. Graham, former senior curator and historian at the National Film and Sound Archive, now works on a freelance basis as an oral historian, film historian and archival researcher.Tickets $25/$20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318.Read more about the celebrated Frank Hurley at http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hurley-james-francis-frank-6774More details about the session are at the website.www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
Sydney: State Library NSW
Metcalfe Auditorium- classic centenary 1919-2019 : South (1919) with soundtrack, 80 minutes.Sunday at 2pm July 7
Sydney born Frank Hurley made this acclaimed film record of Sir Ernest Shackleton's heroic but ill-starred attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914-16. It is both a unique historical document, and a tribute to the indomitable courage of a small party of men who set out on a voyage of discovery that turned into an epic struggle for survival. Before the presentation Graham Shirley shall introduce the film. Graham, former senior curator and historian at the National Film and Sound Archive, now works on a freelance basis as an oral historian, film historian and archival researcher.Tickets $25/$20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318.Read more about the celebrated Frank Hurley at http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hurley-james-francis-frank-6774More details about the session are at the website.www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
Sydney: State Library NSW
Metcalfe Auditorium- classic centenary 1919-2019 : South (1919) with soundtrack, 80 minutes.Sunday at 2pm July 7
Sydney born Frank Hurley made this acclaimed film record of Sir Ernest Shackleton's heroic but ill-starred attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914-16. It is both a unique historical document, and a tribute to the indomitable courage of a small party of men who set out on a voyage of discovery that turned into an epic struggle for survival. Before the presentation Graham Shirley shall introduce the film. Graham, former senior curator and historian at the National Film and Sound Archive, now works on a freelance basis as an oral historian, film historian and archival researcher.Tickets $25/$20 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318.Read more about the celebrated Frank Hurley at http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hurley-james-francis-frank-6774More details about the session are at the website.www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
Sydney: State Library NSW -The Hound of the Baskervilles (1929) with live music and English surtitles.
Sunday at 2pm June 9 live music with Mauro Colombis.Tickets $30/$25 at the website home page right hand side or call 0419 267 318.See the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdGaNWbyskADer Hund von Baskerville (1929) with live music.” Richard Oswald’s Der Hund von Baskerville, the last silent film starring Sherlock Holmes, has been less a legend than a rumor among cinephiles and Sherlockians.This seven-reel film, with its long pedigree extending back to a German stage play written while Germany was at war with England, has been regarded as the most important of the ‘Hound’ made in Europe. Long considered lost, it was the last silent Sherlock Holmes film ever made, produced when German studios were the envy of the world. Seen here in two versions, one with English titles and one entirely in German with titles based on the original German censor records, Hund lives again.Starring Carlyle Blackwell Sr. (Sherlock Holmes) and George Seroff (Dr. Watson), this version of Der Hund is a deluxe makeover made during the dying days of the silent era. Much has been refined, but we are still in a world of secret passages behind sliding panels that lead to torture chambers, death traps, and a hiding place for the malodorous hound. The project to restore and preserve Der Hund von Baskerville is a collaboration between Filmoteka Narodowa and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, overseen by film preservationist Rob Byrne. ”The Festival acknowledges the generous assistance of Flicker Alley, Jeff Masino, Rob Byrne and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.
More details about the session are at the website.www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au
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