• Upcoming Silent Film Screenings

Here's a running list of upcoming screenings of silent film with live music by Jeff Rapsis.

• Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 5 p.m.: "Rin Tin Tin Double Feature"; Campton Historical Society, Campton Town Hall, Route 175, Campton, N.H.; Campton Historical Society. Legendary dog star Rin Tin Tin returns to the big screen in a rip-roaring double bill of two of his best silent features. In "Clash of the Wolves" (1925), Rinty must aid his adopted master in vanquishing a foe (filmed on location in what would later become Joshua Tree National Park), while "The Night Cry" (1926), our hero must clear his name after being accused of killing sheep, all while battling one of the most unusual non-human villains in cinematic history! Silent film program preceded by potluck supper beginning at 5 p.m. Film program to start approximately 6:15 p.m. Free and open to the public! More details to come!

• Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 7 p.m.: "The Last Laugh" (1924) starring Emil Jannings and directed by F.W. Murnau; Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge, Mass., (617) 496-3211. Free and open to the public. Jannings delivers a towering performance in F.W. Murnau's character study of an aging doorman at a swank Berlin hotel who finds his life in turmoil after he receives a demotion. A stunningly accomplished silent movie, highlighted by amazingly fluid cinematography of Karl Freund and a story told virtually without intertitles. Screening for Harvard Professor Laura Frahm's "Art of Film” course.

• Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 6:30 p.m.: "Within Our Gates" (1920) directed by Oscar Michaux; The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. Join us as we celebrate Black History Month at the Flying Monkey with a screening of 'Within Our Gates' (1920), the landmark drama from pioneer African-American filmmaker Oscar Michaux. Program still being put together, so stay tuned for further additions. Part of a monthly silent film series at a newly restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H. Admission, $10 per person.

POSTPONED• Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, 4:30 p.m.: "The Kiss" (1929) starring Greta Garbo; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Celebrate Valentine's Day with this steamy romance and courtroom thriller about a woman in an unhappy marriage who unexpectedly finds true love with another man. Will she resort to murder, risking everything for love? Garbo's last silent film. Part of a series of silent films with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912! Admission free, donations of $5 per person encouraged.

• Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, 8 p.m. ""It" (1927) starring Clara Bow; Aeronaut Brewing Co., 14 Tyler St., Somerville, Mass. Perfect for Valentine's Day! A romantic comedy that came to epitomize the Jazz Age of the 1920s. 'It' tells the story of a sassy shop girl who sets her sights on the handsome and wealthy boss of the department store where she works. The two are from completely different circles of society, but will attraction be strong enough to bridge the gap in their backgrounds? The special Valentine's Day screening is part of the Aeronaut's commitment to showcase local music, art, and performance. Admission is $10 per person. Tickets are available online at www.eventbrite.com; search on "Aeronaut Brewery." For details, check out their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/aeronautbrewing.

• Sunday, Feb. 14 through Monday, Feb. 15, 2016: "Himmelskibet, Excelsior / A Trip to Mars" (1918), time TBA. "The 41st Annual Boston Sci-Fi Marathon"; Yes, 24 hours of continuous sci-fi flicks at the Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Mass. Returning to this legendary event to do live music for an amazing early sci-fi film from Denmark about mankind's first voyager to Planet Mars. Updates found on the event's Website or Facebook page. Stay tuned!

• Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, 2 p.m.: "Visual Music" (1924); Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge, Mass., (617) 496-3211. Not sure if open to the public. Check back here. A selection of short films by avant garde artists including Hans Richter, Moholy-Nagy, and Walter Ruttmann. Presented by Harvard Prof. Laura Frahm

• Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, 7 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Red River Theatres, 11 South Main St., Concord, N.H.; (603) 224-4600; http://www.redrivertheatres.org/. Silent film with live music at this popular venue for independent and arthouse cinema in New Hampshire's state capital. Admission $10 per person.

• Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, 2 p.m.: "Steamboat Bill Jr." (1928) starring Buster Keaton; Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.; http://www.somervilletheatreonline.com. Pampered Buster returns home from college to help his father, a tough riverboat captain, battle to save the business; falling for the archrival's daughter doesn't make things easier. Climaxed by an eye-popping cyclone sequence. Silent film shown in 35mm on the big screen with live music. Part of a monthly series at the Somerville Theatre, a wonderful 100-year-old moviehouse committed to keeping alive the experience of 35mm film. Featuring outstandingly exacting work of legendary projectionist David Kornfeld. For more info, call the theater box office at (617) 625-5700. Admission $15 per person.

• Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, 7 p.m.: "The Adventures of Robert Macaire" (1925) directed by Jean Epstein; Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge, Mass., (617) 496-3211. Admission $9; students $7. With his faithful companion Bertrand, Robert Macaire prowls the highways of 1820s France, robbing rich landowners and gullible farmers alike, but also finding time to rescue and woo a damsel in distress who turns out to be the daughter of a marquis. Thus begins the first of five adventures that span several years in the life of Epstein’s roguish antihero. The 175-minute film, Epstein’s longest, stands as a salute to the serials of French cinema in the 1910s, especially those by Feuillade. Henri Langlois, legendary founder of the Cinémathèque Française and a fervent champion of Epstein, regarded Robert Macaire as an overlooked masterpiece that captured the spirit of 19th-century romanticism. Part of the HFA's 'Young Oceans of Cinema' Jean Epstein retrospective.

• Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, 7 p.m.: "Man With A Movie Camera" (1929) directed by Dziga Vertov; Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge, Mass., (617) 496-3211. Free and open to the public. Russian director Dziga Vertov's celebration of daily life in the Soviet Union. Experimental documentary with no story and no actors, but filled with eye-popping visuals that anticipate later music/image films such as 'Koyaanisqatsi.' Screening for Harvard Professor Laura Frahm's "Art of Film” course.

• Thursday, Feb. 25 through Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, 20th Annual Kansas Silent Film Festival at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Annual pilgrimage to wonderful two-day celebration of silent film with live music, this time expanded to three days. Check it out at www.kssilentfilmfest.org. The 20th anniversary edition of this great event!

• Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, 7 p.m.: "Double Love" (1925) directed by Jean Epstein; Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge, Mass., (617) 496-3211. Admission $9; students $7. A melodrama about the senselessness of money, 'Double Love' pivots on the spectacle of men destroying themselves at the casino. Moments of crisis fire Epstein’s stylistic imagination, with the narrative momentarily ceding to the camera’s illuminations of subjective dissolution. The film opens with Laure, played by Russian actress Nathalia Lissenko, singing for a charity ball while her lover plays baccarat. What she makes, he spends. In the second half, their son makes the same mistakes at the very same card table. The psychologically acute Art Deco sets were designed by Pierre Kefer, who would go on to set the stage for 'The Three-Sided Mirror' and 'The Fall of the House of Usher.' Part of the HFA's 'Young Oceans of Cinema' Jean Epstein retrospective.

• Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 6 p.m.: "Tentacles of the North" (1926) and "The Phantom Flyer" (1928); Carpenter Memorial Auditorium, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 624-6550; Manchester Public Library. Double bill of classic low budget melodramas, one about two ships trapped in the Arctic ice, and another about a airborne border patrol officer who uses his flying skills to save his sweetheart from a band of cattle rustlers. Monthly series of rarely screened silent films presented with live music in 1913 auditorium. Admission free, donations encouraged.

• Friday, March 4, 2016, 9 p.m.: "The Beauty from Nivernais" (1924) directed by Jean Epstein; Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge, Mass., (617) 496-3211. Admission $9; students $7. This early feature by Epstein lyrically adapts Daudet’s beloved tale of a pair of amorous adolescents on a barge who are separated—in a Dickensian fashion—when the boy is reclaimed by his rich father and the girl is pursued by a bandit. The first of Epstein’s films to display that fascination with rivers and seas that would become such a hallmark of the poetic French silent cinema sometimes called “impressionist,” 'The Beauty from Nivernais' is not only an obvious precedent to Jean Vigo’s masterpiece 'L’Atalante' but a harbinger of Epstein’s own later poetic work about waterscapes: 'Finis Terrae,' 'Mor’vran,' 'L’or des mers.' Indeed, Epstein’s way of filming misty riverbanks recalls the paintings of Corot and Auguste Renoir. Part of the HFA's 'Young Oceans of Cinema' Jean Epstein retrospective.

• Saturday, March 5, 2016, 7 p.m.: "The Red Inn" (1923) directed by Jean Epstein; Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge, Mass., (617) 496-3211. Admission $9; students $7. Epstein’s first feature film is adapted from the Balzac novelette of the same name, which tells the story of two young travelers who take shelter at a country inn where a rich merchant is also staying; in the morning, the merchant is dead and one of the travelers is missing. Epstein chose the Balzac story because it was fairly well known and because he thought its tale of crime and vengeance had widespread appeal. In addition, the novella afforded the filmmaker several possibilities for stylistic experimentation, with its nested narratives and use of recurrent imagery suggesting a nightmarish present haunted by a violent past. The film is shot through with an atmosphere of unease that prefigures 'The Fall of the House of Usher.' Part of the HFA's 'Young Oceans of Cinema' Jean Epstein retrospective.

• Sunday, March 6, 2016, 2 p.m.: "To Be Announced; Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.; http://www.somervilletheatreonline.com. The real deal! Silent film shown in 35mm on the big screen with live music. Part of a monthly series at the Somerville Theatre, a wonderful 100-year-old moviehouse committed to keeping alive the experience of 35mm film. Featuring outstandingly exacting work of legendary projectionist David Kornfeld. For more info, call the theater box office at (617) 625-5700. Admission $15 per person.

• Thursday, March 17, 2016, 6:30 p.m.: "Conductor 1492" (1924) starring Johnny Hines; The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, join obscure comic Johnny Hines in a fast-paced romp about a young lad from the Emerald Isle who comes to "Americky" to make his fortune—but the fun really begins when dear old dad arrives from the Old Sod to help fight his battles. Part of a monthly silent film series at a newly restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H. Admission, $10 per person.

• Friday, March 18, 2016, 7 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Red River Theatres, 11 South Main St., Concord, N.H.; (603) 224-4600; http://www.redrivertheatres.org/. Silent film with live music at this popular venue for independent and arthouse cinema in New Hampshire's state capital. Admission $10 per person.

• Saturday, March 19, 2016, 7 p.m.: Silent Film Program: Harold Lloyd Double Feature at the Blazing Star Grange Hall, North Road in Danbury, N.H. Screening of 'Grandma's Boy' (1922) and another Lloyd title to members of community group. Free and open to the public; suggested donation of $5 at the door.

• Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 7 p.m.: "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" (1925) starring Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman; Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 North Turnpike St., North Andover, Mass. (978) 837-5355. Just in time for Easter! In the Holy Land, a Jewish prince is enslaved by the occupying Romans; inspired by encounters with Jesus, he lives to seek justice. One of the great religious epics of Hollywood's silent film era, including a legendary chariot race that's lost none of its power to thrill. Silent film with live music on the campus of Merrimack College. Free admission. For more information, visit the Rogers Center online.

• Friday, March 25, 2016, 7 p.m.: "Grandma's Boy" (1922) starring Harold Lloyd; Exeter Town Hall, 9 Front St., Exeter, N.H. Free admission; suggested donation of $5 per person. A cowardly young man must learn to conquer his fears before dealing with a larger menace to his community. Riotous small town comedy that helped propel Harold Lloyd into the most popular movie comedian of the 1920s. Silent film series in cooperation with (and supporting) the Penn Program, a homeschooling co-op program for students of high school age. Come enjoy silent film with live music in a historic New Hampshire town hall (with great acoustics), all the while supporting a worthy cause.

• Saturday, March 26, 2016, 6 p.m.: "Man With A Movie Camera" (1929), at 8 p.m., "L'Inhumaine" (1924) at the Somerville Theatre, with live accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra. Not performing, unless Ken Winokur needs an extra pair of hands to make some noise. (Other than applause, that is.) Maybe I'll just bring my trombone and tuba and sit in.

• Sunday, March 27, 2016, 4:30 p.m.: "Ben Hur" (1925) starring Ramon Navarro, Francis X. Bushman; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Celebrate Easter Sunday with one of the great religious epics of Hollywood's silent film era, including a legendary chariot race that has lost none of its power to thrill. Part of a series of silent films with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912! Admission free, donations of $5 per person encouraged.

• Sunday, April 3, 2016, 2 p.m.: "Intolerance" (1916) directed by D.W. Griffith and starring (literally) a cast of thousands; Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.; http://www.somervilletheatreonline.com. D.W. Griffith's early blockbuster about man's inhumanity to man weaves together four stories spanning four eras of civilization. Filmed on a vast scale, setting a new standard for Hollywood extravagance, and new levels of editing fluency in pulling together four story climaxes simultaneously. A movie made for the big screen, and here's your chance to see it! The real deal! Silent film shown in 35mm on the big screen with live music. Part of a monthly series at the Somerville Theatre, a wonderful 100-year-old moviehouse committed to keeping alive the experience of 35mm film. Featuring outstandingly exacting work of legendary projectionist David Kornfeld. For more info, call the theater box office at (617) 625-5700. Admission $15 per person.

• Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 6 p.m.: "Old San Francisco" (1927) starring Dolores Costello, Warner Oland; Carpenter Memorial Auditorium, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 624-6550; Manchester Public Library. Big-budget Warner Bros. historical drama about racial strife in 'Frisco climaxed by a recreation of the catastrophic 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Pioneering film paved the way for all disaster flicks that followed! Monthly series of rarely screened silent films presented with live music in 1913 auditorium. Admission free, donations encouraged.

• Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6:30 p.m.: "The Thief of Bagdad" (1924) starring Douglas Fairbanks Sr.; The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. Eye-popping spectacle starring swashbuckling star Douglas Fairbanks Sr. in top form as Arabian adventurer who must complete a series of epic tasks to save his beloved. Timeless tale told imaginatively and on a grand scale, complete with cutting edge special effects. Part of a monthly silent film series at a newly restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H. Admission, $10 per person.

• Friday, April 15, 2016, 7 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Red River Theatres, 11 South Main St., Concord, N.H.; (603) 224-4600; http://www.redrivertheatres.org/. Silent film with live music at this popular venue for independent and arthouse cinema in New Hampshire's state capital. Admission $10 per person.

TO BE RESCHEDULED • Sunday, April 17, 2016, 8 p.m. "King of Kings" (1927) directed by Cecil B. DeMille; Northeast Catholic College (formerly The College of Saint Mary Magdalen), 511 Kearsarge Mountain Road, Warner, N.H. Silent film program on the campus of Northeast Catholic College. Long before he played Old Man Gower in 'It's a Wonderful Life,' actor H.B. Warner tackled the much meatier role of Jesus Christ in this Cecil B. DeMille blockbuster. Crucifixion scene comes complete with earthquake, landslides, and a cast of thousands. Admission free, donations encouraged. Admission is free for Northeast Catholic students and any others with college ID; general public admission is $5 per person.

• Sunday, April 24, 2016, 7 p.m. "Rags" (1916) starring Mary Pickford; Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington, Mass; (781) 646-4849. Program to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Regent Theater features Pickford's 'Rags,' the original opening night attraction. The relationship between a plucky daughter and her brutish father is dissected in this classic Mary Pickford drama set in a mining community. Pickford plays the title character, a pretty but wild girl who defends her alcoholic father (J. Farrell MacDonald), a disgraced bank cashier, no matter how he mistreats her. Enter a handsome engineer (Marshall Neilan), whose family had once fired Rags' father for theft. Rags falls in love but realizes that marriage is a hopeless proposition considering her lowly place in society.

• Sunday, May 1, 2016, 4:30 p.m.: "A Sailor-Made Man" (1921) starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Ship out with Harold Lloyd, a pampered rich idler who mistakenly joins the U.S. Navy. Hilarious comedy that helped push Lloyd into making full-length feature films for the rest of his career. Plus other Lloyd comedies! Part of a series of silent films with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912! Admission free, donations of $5 per person encouraged.

• Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 6 p.m.: "The Cheat" (1915) and "Shattered Dreams" (1919); Carpenter Memorial Auditorium, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 624-6550; Manchester Public Library. Double bill of early sensationalistic drama, one an early Cecil B. Demille story about financial scandal; the other an anti-Bolshevist tale in which a rich businessman teaches his idealist son a lesson by buying him an island off the coast of Floria to establish a Communist paradise. Monthly series of rarely screened silent films presented with live music in 1913 auditorium. Admission free, donations encouraged.

TENTATIVE: • Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; the Edison Theatre at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, 37417 Niles Boulevard, Niles, Calif. Wonderful vintage Edison theater from 1913 now fully restored; shows silent films with live music every week. Suggested admission $5 per person for members, $7 for "not yet members."

• Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30 p.m.: "Paths to Paradise" (1925) and "Hands Up!" (1926); The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. A double feature of films starring Raymond Griffith, a talented comic who at one time rivaled Chaplin and Keaton in the silent comedy pantheon. See why in two crackerjack comedies that Griffith in top form: one a fast-paced jewel heist caper, the other a battle of wits between competing spies during the Civil War. Part of a monthly silent film series at a newly restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H. Admission, $10 per person.

• Friday, May 13, 2016, 7 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Red River Theatres, 11 South Main St., Concord, N.H.; (603) 224-4600; http://www.redrivertheatres.org/. Silent film with live music at this popular venue for independent and arthouse cinema in New Hampshire's state capital. Admission $10 per person.

• Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7 p.m.: "Spite Marriage" (1929) starring Buster Keaton; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. Keaton's final silent feature finds the poker-faced comic smitten so much by stage actress Trilby Drew (Dorothy Sebastian) that he joins the cast of her production. But the fun really begins when she impulsively asks Buster to marry her just to get even with an old flame. Classic Keaton comedy, underrated and full of great routines, and featuring a shipboard climax reminiscent of Keaton's classic comedy 'The Navigator.' Plus Keaton short comedies! Join us for series silent films and live music in a wonderfully restored town hall in Brandon Vt. that features great acoustics. Admission free, donations accepted, with proceeds to help continuing preservation work.

• Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2 p.m.: "Paths to Paradise" (1925) starring Raymond Griffith; Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.; http://www.somervilletheatreonline.com. Rediscover the sly comic style of Raymond Griffith, a major star of the silent era. All but forgotten today, Griffith's 'Silk Hat' character was considered one of the heavy-hitters, equal to Chaplin and Keaton. See for yourself in one of his few surviving feature pictures. Silent film shown in 35mm on the big screen with live music. Part of a monthly series at the Somerville Theatre, a wonderful 100-year-old moviehouse committed to keeping alive the experience of 35mm film. Featuring outstandingly exacting work of legendary projectionist David Kornfeld. For more info, call the theater box office at (617) 625-5700. Admission $15 per person.

• Thursday, May 19, 2016, 8 p.m.: "The Mark of Zorro" (1920) and "Don Q, Son of Zorro" (1925) starring Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. Double feature starring Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. Rare screening of both Zorro adventure films on one program. Swashbuckling fun for the whole family! See great silent films with live music in a summer-only theater opened in 1923 and barely changed since. Admission $10 per person.

• Friday, May 20, 2016, 7 p.m.: "The Big Parade" (1925); Exeter Town Hall, 9 Front St., Exeter, N.H. Free admission; suggested donation of $5 per person. MGM's landmark film, a sweeping drama about U.S. doughboys facing down death in the World War I trenches. Starring John Gilbert and directed by King Vidor, an epic that set the standard for generations of war movies to come. Director King Vidor broke new cinematic ground with this epic drama that took viewers right into the trenches and showed the ugly side of then-recent World War I. Silent film series in cooperation with (and supporting) the Penn Program, a homeschooling co-op program for students of high school age. Come enjoy silent film with live music in a historic New Hampshire town hall (with great acoustics), all the while supporting a worthy cause.

• Sunday, May 29, 2016, 4:30 p.m.: "Dress Parade" (1927) starring William Boyd and Bessie Love; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Mark Memorial Day weekend with a silent film honoring those who serve their country. An amateur boxing champion stops at West Point to see a dress parade and falls for the commandant's daughter. He wins an appointment to the Academy and begins a rivalry for her affection. Part of a series of silent films with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912! Admission free, donations of $5 per person encouraged.

• Thursday, June 2, 2016, 8 p.m.: "Battling Butler" (1926) starring Buster Keaton; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. Buster Keaton's inspired silent comedy about a pampered young man mistaken for a boxing champion. See great silent films with live music in a summer-only theater opened in 1923 and barely changed since. Admission $10 per person.

• Sunday, June 5, 2016, 2 p.m.: "Flesh and the Devil" (1926) starring John Gilbert, Greta Garbo; Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.; http://www.somervilletheatreonline.com. Garbo and Gilbert steam up the camera lens in this torrid romance set in 19th century European high society. MGM's box office smash was aided by the pair's off-screen love affair. Silent film shown in 35mm on the big screen with live music. Part of a monthly series at the Somerville Theatre, a wonderful 100-year-old moviehouse committed to keeping alive the experience of 35mm film. Featuring outstandingly exacting work of legendary projectionist David Kornfeld. For more info, call the theater box office at (617) 625-5700. Admission $15 per person.

• Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6 p.m.: "My Boy" (1922) starring Jackie Coogan; Carpenter Memorial Auditorium, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 624-6550; Manchester Public Library. Seldom-seen drama in which young Coogan plays an orphan adopted by an aging sea captain. Monthly series of rarely screened silent films presented with live music in 1913 auditorium. Admission free, donations encouraged.

• Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6:30 p.m.: "Title TBA"; The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. Part of a monthly silent film series at a newly restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H. Admission, $10 per person.

• Friday, June 10, 2016, 7 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Red River Theatres, 11 South Main St., Concord, N.H.; (603) 224-4600; http://www.redrivertheatres.org/. Silent film with live music at this popular venue for independent and arthouse cinema in New Hampshire's state capital. Admission $10 per person.

• Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 7 p.m.: "Sherlock Jr." (1924) starring Buster Keaton; Franklin Opera House, 316 Central St. (City Hall), Franklin, N.H. Part of Opera House annual meeting. More details to come!

• Thursday, June 16 to Saturday, June 18, 2016: "Mostly Lost" in Culpeper, Va. Three-day festival of early cinema with an emphasis on collaborative identification of unknown material; not invited to accompany, but planning to go out and watch and listen.

• Thursday, June 23, 2016, 8 p.m.: "Spies" (1928) directed by Fritz Lang; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. Lang's follow-up to his futuristic 'Metropolis' turned out to be a tightly plotted espionage thriller that paved the way for all James Bond films to come. See great silent films with live music in a summer-only theater opened in 1923 and barely changed since. Admission $10 per person.

• Saturday, June 25, 2016, 7 p.m.: "The Iron Horse" (1924) directed by John Ford; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. A young John Ford directed this big Fox production on a big subject: the building of the Transcontinental Railroad following the Civil War. Epic story weaves together several narratives and includes parts for everyone from Abraham Lincoln to Buffalo Bill. Plus great western action sequences that set new standards for cinema! A remarkable picture from a filmmaker who would go on to win a record four Oscars for Best Director. Join us for series silent films and live music in a wonderfully restored town hall in Brandon Vt. that features great acoustics. Admission free, donations accepted, with proceeds to help continuing preservation work.

• Sunday, June 26, 2016, 4:30 p.m.: "Battling Bunyan" (1924) starring Wesley Barry; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Put up your dukes as we launch a summer-long series of silent boxing films! The bell rings first for this obscure comedy/drama about a scrawny kid who finds boxing an unexpected avenue to achieve his aims. Part of a series of silent films with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912! Admission free, donations of $5 per person encouraged.

• Thursday, July 7, 2016, 8 p.m.: "A Sailor-Made Man" (1921) starring Harold Lloyd; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. Uproarious send-up of Navy life helped established Harold Lloyd as a top-tier silent film comic, allowing him to make the leap into feature productions. See great silent films with live music in a summer-only theater opened in 1923 and barely changed since. Admission $10 per person.

• Sunday, July 10, 2016, 2 p.m.: W.C. Fields double feature "So's Your Old Man" (1926) and "The Old Army Game," introduced by granddaughter Harriet Fields; Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.; http://www.somervilletheatreonline.com. A pair of crackerjack silent comedies from the incomparable W.C. Fields, presented in pristine restorations by the Library of Congress and introduced by Harriet Fields, the comedian's granddaughter. In 'So's Your Old Man,' inventor Fields attempts to upend the auto industry with his new unbreakable glass; in 'The Old Army Game,' Fields plays a pharmacist who gets tangled up with real estate con men. The real deal! Silent film shown in 35mm on the big screen with live music. Part of a monthly series at the Somerville Theatre, a wonderful 100-year-old moviehouse committed to keeping alive the experience of 35mm film. Featuring outstandingly exacting work of legendary projectionist David Kornfeld. For more info, call the theater box office at (617) 625-5700. Admission $15 per person.

• Friday, July 15, 2016, 7 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Red River Theatres, 11 South Main St., Concord, N.H.; (603) 224-4600; http://www.redrivertheatres.org/. Silent film with live music at this popular venue for independent and arthouse cinema in New Hampshire's state capital. Admission $10 per person.

• Saturday, July 16, 2016, 7 p.m.: "A Sailor-Made Man" (1921) starring Harold Lloyd; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. Back by popular demand! A evening of uproarious comedy featuring bespectacled Harold Lloyd, the silent era's most popular box office star. Join Harold as he mistakenly joins the U.S. Navy, then ships out to foreign lands just in time to rescue his vacationing girlfriend from the clutches of an evil potentate. Lloyd's pictures are known for their audience reactions, so get ready for the whole family to have a great time. Plus other Lloyd comedies. Join us for series silent films and live music in a wonderfully restored town hall in Brandon Vt. that features great acoustics. Admission free, donations accepted, with proceeds to help continuing preservation work.

• Thursday, July 21, 2016, 8 p.m.: I>CHRISTMAS IN JULY! "Tess of the Storm Country" (1922) starring Mary Pickford; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. Mary Pickford's intense melodrama with a classic Yuletide finish. Plus Christmas short films from the studios of Thomas Edison! See great silent films with live music in a summer-only theater opened in 1923 and barely changed since. Admission $10 per person.

• Sunday, July 24, 2016, 4:30 p.m.: "The Ring" (1927) directed by Alfred Hitchcock; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. We continue our summer of silent boxing films with this British thriller from a very young Alfred Hitchcock. A woman married to an amateur boxer finds herself drawn to a champion pro fighter. The two men then must face each other in the squared circle. Part of a series of silent films with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912! Admission free, donations of $5 per person encouraged.



• Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, 6 p.m.: "Desert Nights" (1929) starring John Gilbert, Ernest Torrance; Carpenter Memorial Auditorium, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 624-6550; Manchester Public Library. A thieving couple victimize a diamond mine and kidnap its manager, but he gains the upper hand (and falls in love with the woman) when they flee into the hostile desert. Superstar Gilbert's final silent film, climaxed by an immense sandstorm.Monthly series of rarely screened silent films presented with live music in 1913 auditorium. Admission free, donations encouraged.

• Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, Program to be decided. Silent film screening, part of Vintage Dance Week at the Biltmore Hotel in Providence, R.I. More details to come.

• Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, 8 p.m.: "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp" (1926) starring Harry Langdon; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. Comic Harry Langdon enters a cross-country foot race to save the family business as well as impress his dream girl, Joan Crawford. Langdon's first feature comedy featured a script by a very young Frank Capra. See great silent films with live music in a summer-only theater opened in 1923 and barely changed since. Admission $10 per person.

• Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, 2 p.m.: "Stella Maris" (1918) starring Mary Pickford; Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.; http://www.somervilletheatreonline.com. Stella Maris is a beautiful, crippled girl, who is cared for by a rich family that shields her from the harsh realities of the world. Unity Blake is a poor orphan all too familiar with the harsh realities of the real world. These two young women both fall in love with John, which is complicated by the fact that he is still married to (though separated from) a bad wife. The real deal! Silent film shown in 35mm on the big screen with live music. Part of a monthly series at the Somerville Theatre, a wonderful 100-year-old moviehouse committed to keeping alive the experience of 35mm film. Featuring outstandingly exacting work of legendary projectionist David Kornfeld. For more info, call the theater box office at (617) 625-5700. Admission $15 per person.

• Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, 7 p.m.: "Metropolis" (1927) directed by Fritz Lang; Ludlow Auditorium, Ludlow, Vt. German director Fritz Lang's amazing epic about a futuristic society where an educated elite enjoys life in a glittering city, all supported by colonies of workers forced to live deep underground. A film that set new standards for visual design and changed movies forever! Silent film with live music in the lovingly restored Ludlow Auditorium in Ludlow Town Hall, 37 Depot St., Ludlow, Vt. Looking forward to bringing silent film to life with live music in this wonderful and historic venue!

• Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, 8 p.m.: "The Sheik" (1921) and "Son of the Sheik" starring Rudolph Valentino; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. Double bill starring the screen's original Latin lover in his most famous role, that of Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassad, ruler of a vast desert empire and conqueror of many a woman's heart. Prepare to swoon! Exotic adventure films that captured the imagination of early movie audiences. Shown in honor of the 90th anniversary of Valentino's untimely death in August 1926 at age 31.See great silent films with live music in a summer-only theater opened in 1923 and barely changed since. Admission $10 per person.

• Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, 7 p.m.: "The Sheik" (1921) and "Son of the Sheik" starring Rudolph Valentino; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. Double bill starring the screen's original Latin lover in his most famous role, that of Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassad, ruler of a vast desert empire and conqueror of many a woman's heart. Prepare to swoon! Exotic adventure films that captured the imagination of early movie audiences. Shown in honor of the 90th anniversary of Valentino's untimely death in August 1926 at age 31. Join us for series silent films and live music in a wonderfully restored town hall in Brandon Vt. that features great acoustics. Admission free, donations accepted, with proceeds to help continuing preservation work.

• Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, 4:30 p.m.: "Battling Butler" (1926) starring Buster Keaton; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Our series of silent boxing movies concludes with Keaton's riotous boxing comedy. Keaton plays Alfred Butler, a pampered rich idler with the same name as a feared boxing champion. When a girl he's pursuing thinks he's the fighter, Keaton has no choice but to start training. Part of a series of silent films with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912! Admission free, donations of $5 per person encouraged.

• Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, 6 p.m.: "The Last Laugh" (1924) starring Emil Jannings, directed by F.W. Murnau; Carpenter Memorial Auditorium, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 624-6550; Manchester Public Library. Engrossing character study of what happens when the head doorman at a posh Berlin hotel is ordered to give up his uniform due to encroaching old age. German film full of iconic images that stretched the expressive power of cinema. Monthly series of rarely screened silent films presented with live music in 1913 auditorium. Admission free, donations encouraged

• Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, 8 p.m.: "The Winning of Barbara Worth" (1927) starring Ronald Colman, Gary Cooper, and Vilma Banky; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. Director Henry King took his production crew to Nevada's remote Black Rock desert to get location shots that set the standard for Hollywood westerns. Colman and cooper compete for a woman'e favor as valley residents attempt to dam the mighty Colorado River to grow crops. See great silent films with live music in a summer-only theater opened in 1923 and barely changed since. Admission $10 per person.

• Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, 7 p.m.: "The Kid" (1921) starring Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. Chaplin's breakthrough comedy/drama finds the Tramp raising an infant against all odds. Highlighted by amazing work of five-year-old Coogan, who delivers one of the most remarkable child performances in all of cinema. As the film tells us: "A story with a smile, and perhaps a tear." Also, two of Charlie's earlier slapstick comedy shorts that helped establish him as a star. Join us for series silent films and live music in a wonderfully restored town hall in Brandon Vt. that features great acoustics. Admission free, donations accepted, with proceeds to help continuing preservation work.

• Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, 2 p.m.: "The Mark of Zorro" (1920); Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.; http://www.somervilletheatreonline.com. Douglas Fairbanks Sr. stars in the still-thrilling original adaptation. Great crowd-pleaser that had an enormous impact on popular culture, including inspiration for the "Batman" comic book series. The real deal! Silent film shown in 35mm on the big screen with live music. Part of a monthly series at the Somerville Theatre, a wonderful 100-year-old moviehouse committed to keeping alive the experience of 35mm film. Featuring outstandingly exacting work of legendary projectionist David Kornfeld. For more info, call the theater box office at (617) 625-5700. Admission $15 per person.

• Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, 4:30 p.m.: "Title TBA"; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Part of a series of silent films with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912! Admission free, donations of $5 per person encouraged.

• Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, 2 p.m.: "Title TBA"; Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.; http://www.somervilletheatreonline.com. The real deal! Silent film shown in 35mm on the big screen with live music. Part of a monthly series at the Somerville Theatre, a wonderful 100-year-old moviehouse committed to keeping alive the experience of 35mm film. Featuring outstandingly exacting work of legendary projectionist David Kornfeld. For more info, call the theater box office at (617) 625-5700. Admission $15 per person.

• Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, 6 p.m.: "The Leopard Woman" (1920); Carpenter Memorial Auditorium, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 624-6550; Manchester Public Library. Battle-of-wits jungle drama about an British explorer and a female spy from a rival goverment ordered to foil his mission. The fun begins when rather than killing the explorer, she falls in love with him—and then he goes blind! Monthly series of rarely screened silent films presented with live music in 1913 auditorium. Admission free, donations encouraged.

• Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, 7 p.m.: "The Man Who Laughs" (1928) starring Conrad Veidt; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. Silent film adaptation of Victor Hugo's historical novel about a man cursed with a permanent carnival-freak-like grin on his face. The make-up job for actor Conrad Veidt inspired the look of Batman's arch-nemesis the Joker. Directed by Paul Leni, who pioneered the visual style used in Universal horror classics such as 1931's 'Dracula' and 'Frankenstein.' See it if you dare! Preceded by spooky comedy short subjects. Join us for series silent films and live music in a wonderfully restored town hall in Brandon Vt. that features great acoustics. Admission free, donations accepted, with proceeds to help continuing preservation work.

• Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, 8 p.m.: "The Man Who Laughs" (1928) starring Conrad Veidt; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. Silent film adaptation of Victor Hugo's historical novel about a man cursed with a permanent carnival-freak-like grin on his face. The make-up job for actor Conrad Veidt inspired the look of Batman's arch-nemesis the Joker. Directed by Paul Leni, who pioneered the visual style used in Universal horror classics such as 1931's 'Dracula' and 'Frankenstein.' See it if you dare! Preceded by spooky comedy short subjects. See great silent films with live music in a summer-only theater opened in 1923 and barely changed since. Admission $10 per person.

• Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, 4:30 p.m.: "Title TBA"; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Part of a series of silent films with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912! Admission free, donations of $5 per person encouraged.

• Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, 6 p.m.: "The Third Alarm" (1922) and "The Coast Patrol" (1925); Carpenter Memorial Auditorium, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 624-6550; Manchester Public Library. Fire and water mix in a double bill of classic low budget melodramas, one about a firefighter forced to retire when the department switches from horses to motorized vehicles, and another about smugglers who threaten a lighthouse keeper's peaceful post. Monthly series of rarely screened silent films presented with live music in 1913 auditorium. Admission free, donations encouraged.

• Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, 2 p.m.: "Title TBA"; Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.; http://www.somervilletheatreonline.com. The real deal! Silent film shown in 35mm on the big screen with live music. Part of a monthly series at the Somerville Theatre, a wonderful 100-year-old moviehouse committed to keeping alive the experience of 35mm film. Featuring outstandingly exacting work of legendary projectionist David Kornfeld. For more info, call the theater box office at (617) 625-5700. Admission $15 per person.

• Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, 4:30 p.m.: "Title TBA"; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Part of a series of silent films with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912! Admission free, donations of $5 per person encouraged.

• Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, 6 p.m.: "Mockery" (1927) starring Lon Chaney; Carpenter Memorial Auditorium, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 624-6550; Manchester Public Library. During the Russian Revolution, a mentally challenged peasant saves a beautiful countess from invading Cossacks, then obsesses over her. Often overlooked Chaney drama with heavy helping of class warfare. Monthly series of rarely screened silent films presented with live music in 1913 auditorium. Admission free, donations encouraged.