It’s all film festivals at the moment. Australia’s Silent Film Festival has its inaugural programme in Sydney over three days, March 30 to April 1. Screenings at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace at Cremorne will include Cyrano de Bergerac, Sunrise, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Laurel and Hardy. On 1 April, at the New South Wales Art Gallery, there will be a restored print of the 1927 Australian silent classic, The Kid Stakes.
Rather pleasingly, the festival has as its nominated charity the Deaf Society of New South Wales.