Event: Pordenone Silent Film Festival online (Oct 3-10, 2020)

Silent cameramen wearing face masks during the 1918 flu pandemic

Le Giornate del cinema muto (Pordenone Silent Film Festival) is the world’s leading silent film festival. It is held annually in October in Pordenone, northern Italy. Dozens of films, a majority of which are not otherwise available, are shown in beautiful restorations with exquisite live musical accompaniment.

This year, due to to the pandemic, we will not able to enjoy a jam-packed schedule of silent gems with hundreds of fellow enthusiasts in the beautiful Teatro Verdi nor a glass of wine on the balmy piazza following the last screening of the day.  However, this year you are invited to get to know the Giornate from afar in a limited online edition, hoping that next year we can all return to Pordenone to celebrate the festival’s 40th edition in person.

During the week of 3-10 October the festival will be online with one film program per weekday running no more than two hours, and two film programs at the weekends, all accessible in live streaming, and available for 24 hours after the first screening, thus allowing viewers to watch from any time zone. The online program features famous names such as Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy together with less well-known film-makers and actors who were among the finest exponents of the first three decades of cinema. After each event you’ll be able to delve further through live interactions with musicians, film historians, critics and archivists.

This week-long program is available at the cost of one regular movie ticket: You can get a basic virtual festival pass for only €9.90.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to fall in love with silent cinema!

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