Cinefest, the annual collectors’ film festival held in Syracuse, NY, takes place 19-22 March 2009. The films on show are combination of silents and early talkies, with these being the silent choices (subject to any last minute changes):
LESS THAN THE DUST (1916) with Mary Pickford, David Powell
LOVE NEVER DIES (1921) Dir. King Vidor, with Lloyd Hughes, Madge Bellamy, Lillian Leighton
THEY SHALL PAY (1921) with Lottie Pickford, Allan Forrest, Paul Weigel
WHITE GOLD (1927) with Jetta Goudal, Kenneth Thomson, George Bancroft, George Nichols, Clyde Cook
WOMAN (1918) Dir. Maurice Tourneur with Warren Cook, Florence Billings
EVERYBODY’S SWEETHEART (1920) with Olive Thomas, William Collier Jr.
TWENTY DOLLARS A WEEK (1924) with George Arliss, Ronald Colman
A MILLION BID (1927) with Dolores Costello, Warner Oland, William Demarest
BEGGAR ON HORSEBACK (1925) with Edward Everett Horton, Betty Compson, Esther Ralston
THE SHOPWORN ANGEL (1928) with Gary Cooper, Nancy Caroll, Roscoe Karns, Paul Lukas
BACK PAY (1922) Dir: Frank Borzage, with Seena Owen, Matt Moore
Musical accompaniment comes from a star-studded line-up of Philip Carli, Makia Matsumura, Donald Sosin, and Ben Model, and there are other goodies on offer (aside from the sound features), include rare shorts, Joan Crawford’s home movies, and the auction hosted by Leonard Matlin.
Full details, including registration and accommodation, from the festival website.