addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupsimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

I formed this group because I want to share the wonderful films of the pre-sound era.  Many classic films featuring Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, Ozu, Hitchcock, Lang, Garbo, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks (to mention just a few)  have been restored and modern audiences are  discovering them and enjoying them. Comedies, dramas, horror and sci-fi and other genres started in the silent era. The films presented originated in Australia, Germany, the US, France, Russia, China, Italy and other countries.

We use restored digital versions of films (DVD or Blu Ray) and they are  accompanied by live music (great musicians), sometimes with a mighty theatre organ, or  soundtracks in various locations around Sydney. Although the State Library NSW in the city is the Festival’s main venue, shows take place at other sites around Sydney such as Epping and Hornsby. Films are introduced and many interesting details about actors, directors, Australian actors are presented.

We also show restored classic sound films.

If you are interested in film you will enjoy our selection and be thrilled by the excellence and power of films, some made over 100 years ago. See the website and archives

Join us and be the first to know when new Meetups are scheduled
Log in with Facebook to find out
By creating a Meetup account, you agree to the Terms of Service


Recent Meetups

What's new

Founded 8 Apr 2015

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy