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October 13, 14, 15, 2017

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We are pleased to announce that Bill O'Meara and Jordan Klapman will return as pianists for our 2017 program.   The silents that they will accompany will be Tillie's Punctured Romance  from 1914, to be shown on October 15,  and a pair of very early movies: Manhattan Madness (1916) and Confidence (1909).  These will screen on October 14.  More information about the pianists is available on the program page here

We are also able to announce that Geoff Pevere will be the speaker at our Brown Bag Lunch on October 15.   Geoff is a critic, author, lecturer and festival programmer. A former movie critic with The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail, he is currently the Program Director of the Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival.

Tickets will go on sale on June 1st and will be available at the Victoria Hall Box Office, the Capitol Theatre Box Office and online on this site.


Cathie Houston, VFF chair and Chris Worsnop, member of Doc Fest committee were interviewed on Northumberland 89.7FM on April 19, 2017 and spoke about the festival and provided some background information.

Listen here.

 

 

Fifty vintage documentary films that show Canadians at work and at play, at war and in peace are featured in the two-day RearView Doc Fest at Cobourg's 60-seat Loft Theatre April 29 and 30.

RearView – a Vintage Film Festival project to help commemorate Canada's 150th. Birthday – is screening the films free in eight two-hour sessions, each with its own theme derived from a phrase in our national anthem.

The committee organizing the docfest reviewed more than 150 vintage short documentaries from the National Film Board, the CBC and McNally & Robinson.

Although tickets are not yet available, we are pleased to announce that in keeping with this year’s celebration of Canada’s 150th year, the 2017 Vintage Film Festival program will feature Canadian Film greats – from stars Mary Pickford, to Marie Dressler, to Glenn Ford to Directors Max Sennett and Norman Jewison and more. There will be 12 Films from Friday October 13 through Sunday October 15 – plus a bonus film on Friday for Weekend and Gala pass holders.

Full program details are now online here.

CamecoMarie Dressler Foundation Board Members Terry Foord and Rick Miller presenting a Vintage Film Festival poster designed by renowned artist Peter Doig, to Dale Clark, VP, Fuel Services Division, Cameco Corporation.

The poster was presented to Cameco Corp. as a token of appreciation for their ongoing generous support of the Vintage Film Festival and the upcoming Marie Dressler Exhibition project.

 

We’re very proud to announce that the Marie Dressler Foundation Vintage Film Festival will be a Community Partner with TIFF Cinematheque for one of the films in the Restored! Program in the spring of 2016 to be presented at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.  

The film is the 1925 German silent, Varieté, (variously known in world release as Variety, Vaudeville or Jealousy) directed by Ewald Andre Dupont, and featuring Emil Jannings. (Paul Rotha in his 1930 book, ‘The Film Till Now’ puts forward the notion that the producer of the film, Erich Pommer, made a strong, uncredited contribution to the direction of the Film.) [Restored! information on Varieté here]