Broncho Billy Silent Film Festival

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The 10th annual Broncho Billy Silent Film Festival is taking place at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, Fremont, California, June 29-July 1. This year the festival celebrates 100 years of the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company. The web page for the festival still has information on the 2006 festival, but if you go to their Saturday Night Film Schedule a full list of titles and dates is given. See not only Broncho Billy Anderson, the early cinema’s favourite cowboy, but also Ben Turpin, Max Linder, Beverley Bayne, Francis X. Bushman, Rod LaRoque and Wallace Berry. There’s an evening of Broncho Billy films included, and among the musicians is the incomparable Phil Carli.

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