Denver Silent Film Festival Announces 2014 Event Slated for Feb. 28 and March 1 – A Centennial Celebration of Charlie Chaplin
November 22, 2013
The Denver Silent Film Festival has announced its 2014 event scheduled for Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1, 2014
The 2014 festival begins on Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. with a centennial celebration of Charlie Chaplin’s iconic character the Tramp, including the Tramp’s first appearance in Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914), followed by A Dog’s Life (1918), and one of Chaplin’s great features, The Circus (1928). Friday evening concludes with a 10:30 p.m. screening of the creepy Lon Chaney/Joan Crawford film The Unknown (1927) directed by the master of creep, Tod Browning.
A full-day of films will begin at 12 noon on Saturday, March 1, following “A Conversation with David Shepard” and the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree.
All films will feature live music accompaniment by renowned musicians Donald Sosin and Denver’s own Hank Troy.
Films will be screened at The King Center on the University of Colorado Denver campus, 855 Lawrence Way. Paid parking is available at 7th Avenue and Walnut. A range of Student/Senior tickets and General Admission fees will be offered.
Established in September 2010, the Denver Silent Film Festival explores the broad spectrum of silent film by programming a lively and thought-provoking mix of films from the great silent era of cinema. American and foreign classics, as well as lesser-known rare and restored films will be presented.
The Denver Silent Film Festival is a nonprofit organization that celebrates silent cinema via its exhibition of films from around the world and through community outreach to entertain and educate audiences about the historical, cultural and artistic brilliance of silent movies.
Please check this web site for the exact film schedule. In addition, information on how to purchase tickets or make a contribution is also included here.
The 2012 DSFF Poster Contest Winners
March 16, 2012
A big “thank you” to all the students who participated in the 2012 Denver Silent Film Festival poster contest. After a lot of deliberation, the committee chose 3 finalists, and from that group, the winner. We hope you enjoy this year’s poster, designed by University of Colorado – Denver, College of Arts and Media student Seth Chaps.
October 5, 2011
The Denver Silent Film Festival would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the festival, attended the screenings, or contributed as a musician or volunteer. You all helped make this first festival a big success!!
We’ll be adding photos of the inaugural festival to our website soon. You can also find out about festival updates by joining our email list or “liking” us on Facebook.
In the meantime, look for us in September 2012 as we’ll be bringing you more beautiful silents, presented in 35mm and 16mm, with live musical accompaniment from the finest musicians nationally and internationally.
2011 Poster Contest Winners
June 16, 2011
The following students from the University of Colorado – Denver, College of Arts and Media were recognized as the 2011 finalists and winner of the Denver Silent Film Festival poster contest.