silent era

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Updated!: This Week’s Special Screenings

The Dallas Film Society continues its Summer Screenings series with a free screening of Clemente Fracassi’s adaptation of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Aida (1953) at 7:30pm, June 11, at the Studio Movie Grill. Details Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios kick-off their Reel Classics summer film series continues with a screening of Orson Welles’ masterpiece Citizen Kane (1941), 2 and 7pm, June 13, at … Continue reading

Updated! This Week’s Special Screenings

The Magnolia’s The Big Movie classic films series concludes its Uptown/Downtown series with a screening of the musical West Side Story (1961), 7:30pm, May 15, at the theater. Details Paramount Pictures and Cinemark Theaters present a special 85th anniversary XD screening of the classic Academy Award-winning silent film Wings (1927), 2 and 7pm, May 16, at the Cinemark Movies … Continue reading

Silent Movie Marathon at the DMA

The Dallas Museum of Art will present a silent movie mini-marathon on the afternoon of April 29th, as part of its Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties exhibit. The event will include screenings of: Pandora’s Box (1929) 12:30pm, Horchow Auditorium Louise Brooks stars as a siren who captivates the men in her path (including … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings:

The Magnolia’s The Big Movie classic films series begins its two-part Biblical Spectaculars series with a screening of William Wyler’s Academy Award-winning epic Ben-Hur (1959) starring Charlton Heston, 7pm, April 3, at the theater. Details — The Texas Theater presents special screenings of a 35mm print of Blake Edward’s caper comedy The Pink Panther (1963), 7:20pm, April 4 … Continue reading

This Week’s Repertory Films:

The Texas Theatre’s Kimono Club series — featuring the best in Japanese cinema, bad karaoke, Kirin and sake bombs — continues with Sogo Ishii’s punk rock sci-fi musical Burst City (1982), 9pm (karaoke at 8pm), March 18, at the theater. Details — The Magnolia’s The Big Movie classic films series continues its Great Directors showcase with a … Continue reading

Movie Night for March

The latest installment of my ongoing Movie Night column for Lit Monthly has posted on the mag’s recently (and quite nicely) revamped website. This time I take a look at some classic films from the silent era. Click on the photo read more.

From the Vault: ‘The Black Pirate’ (1926)

While watching recent Academy Award winnerThe Artist in the theater not long ago, we couldn’t help but notice that it lifted footage from a classic silent era film (The Mark of Zorro) starring one our favorite action heroes, Douglas Fairbanks. Selecting just one Fairbanks feature to recommend as a starter is a difficult exercise; The Mark … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Hugo’

Martin Scorsese has long been regarded as a great American filmmaker of astounding talent. With his latest film, Hugo (adapted from the children’s novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret), he has indelibly established himself as a master filmmaker, one whose repetoire continues to expand. Hugo is the movie that we’d least expect from the man; it’s also the … Continue reading

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