Silent Movie Night at the Baxter Arts Centre starting May 18 and running on select dates through September 28. Free admission, light refreshments and popcorn for sales. Doors open at 7pm, movies start at 7:30.
2017 Silent Films
Chicago (1927) ~ 18 May
Based on a true crime story, the movie is about a wild jazz-loving and boozing wife Roxie Hart who kills her boyfriend in cold blood after he leaves her, and how she finagles her way out being convicted. Remade once as a movie, and as a Broadway musical.
- Release Date: 23 December 1927
- Run Time: 118 minutes
The Iron Horse (1924) ~ 1 June
The Iron Horse is a 1924 American Western silent film directed by John Ford. After witnessing the murder of his father by a renegade as a boy, the grown-up Brandon helps to realize his father’s dream of a transcontinental railway.
- Release Date: 4 October 1925
- Run Time: 149 minutes
Destiny (1921) ~ 15 June
Destiny (German: Der müde Tod, “Weary Death”; originally released as “Behind the Wall”) is a 1921 silent film directed in Germany by Fritz Lang. The film, rich in special effects, is structured as a frame tale with three stories within the story in which human lives are each represented by a candle.
- Release Date: 30 January 1922
- Run Time: 99 minutes
The Camerman (1928) ~ 6 July
Hopelessly in love with a woman working at MGM Studios, a clumsy man attempts to become a motion picture cameraman to be close to the object of his desire.
- Release Date: 22 September 1928
- Run Time: 75 minutes
The Temptress (1926) ~ 20 July
A young Argentinian architect, meets Elena, the Marquess of Torre Blanca. Later, Elena is rightly accused of causing the misfortune of Fontenoy, a man who fell for her charms. The Marquis of Torre Blanca escapes to Argentina where Elena meets Manuel again.
- Release Date: 3 October 1926
- Run Time: 117 minutes
Kiki (1926) ~ 3 August
Kiki ekes out a living selling newspapers on the streets of Paris. When she learns that a chorus girl has been fired from the Folies Barbes revue, she sets out to fulfill her dream and apply for the job.
- Release Date: 4 April 1926
- Run Time: 96 minutes
The Kid (1921) ~ 17 August
The opening title reads: “A comedy with a smile — and perhaps a tear”. The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.
- Release Date: 6 February 1921
- Run Time: 53 minutes
Queen Kelly (1929) ~ 31 August
A convent girl is abducted and seduced by a prince before being sent off to a brothel in East Africa.
- Release Date: 1 January 1929
- Run Time: 101 minutes
The Iron Mask (1929) ~ 14 September
The Iron Mask is Douglas Fairbanks’ sequel to his popular 1921 The Three Musketeers. Fairbanks returns to his original role of D’Artagnan, while Marguerite de La Motte and Nigel De Brulier briefly reprise their Musketeers roles as, respectively, Constance and Cardinal Richelieu.
- Release Date: 21 February 1929
- Run Time: 103 minutes
Children of Divorce (1927) ~ 28 September
A young flapper tricks her childhood sweetheart into marrying her. He really loves another woman, but didn’t marry her for fear the marriage would end in divorce, like his parents’. Complications ensue.
- Release Date: 25 April 1927
- Run Time: 71 minutes