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October 11, 2002

SMU TO HOST SILENT FILM FESTIVAL OCT. 17 & 19

DALLAS (SMU) -- The Norwick Center for Media & Instructional Technology and the Meadows School of Arts Cinema-Television Division are co-sponsoring a Silent Film Festival Oct. 17 and 19 in 306 McCord Auditorium on the third floor of Dallas Hall, 3225 University Blvd. It is free and open to the public.

Thursday, Oct. 17 Silent Comedies and Early Animation

Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. and films will be shown from 7 to 10 p.m. Before the screening, Sean Griffin, assistant professor of Cinema-Television, will talk about the night's features.

Animated films by Windsor McCay
7:10 - 7:20 p.m.- Gertie the Dinosaur
7:20 -- 7:30p.m. - The Sinking of the LusitaniaOut of the Inkwell cartoon
7:30 -- 7:45 p.m. -- Koko's Earth Control

Otto Messmer's Felix the Cat
7:45 -- 7:51 p.m. -- Felix Woos Whoopee
7:51 -- 8 p.m -- Felix in Hollywood

Charlie Chaplin Films
8:20 -- 8:30 p.m. -- One AM
8:50 -- 9:20 p.m. -- The Immigrant

Buster Keaton Films
9:20 -- 9:40 p.m. -- Cops
9:40 -- 10 p.m. - Playhouse

Saturday, Oct. 19 Experimental Silent Films

Films will be shown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Before the screening, Kevin Heffernan, assistant professor of Cinema-Television, will discuss the day's features.

  • 10:15 -- 11:30 a.m. -- The Man with the Movie Camera
  • 11:30 -- 11:40 a.m. -- Fall of the House of Usher
  • 11:40 -- 12 p.m. -- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Thanhouser Film Company)
  • 1 -- 1:15 p.m. -- Comments: Prof. Rick Worland, Cinema-Television Department
  • 1:15 -- 2:35 p.m. -- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Famous Lasky Players)
  • 2:35 -- 4 p.m. -- The Golem

Parking is available in the Heroy lot to the north of Dallas Hall. For a description of the films being shown, visit the website at http://www.smu.edu/cul/ncmit/, call Lisa Wall at 214-768-4397 or e-mail lwall@mail.smu.edu.


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