• Upcoming Silent Film Screenings

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

• Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, 4:30 p.m.: "The Iron Horse" (1924); Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Director John Ford's sprawling epic tale about the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. 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. 8, 2015, 6 p.m.: "Sadie Thompson" (1928) starring Gloria Swanson, Lionel Barrymore, Raoul Walsh; Carpenter Memorial Auditorium, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 624-6550; Manchester Public Library. Intense drama of a "fallen woman" who comes to an island in the South Seas to start a new life, but encounters a zealous missionary who wants to force her back to her former life in San Francisco. One of the best performances of Swanson's career. Monthly series of rarely screened silent films presented with live music in 1913 auditorium. Admission free, donations encouraged.

• Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, 6:30 p.m.: "Hangman's House" (1928) directed by John Ford; The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. A woman marries the wrong man in this intense melodrama set in Ireland. Features a nail-biting horserace sequence that shows silent film story-telling at its best. Directed by a young John Ford, taking a break from Westerns; notable as the first film appearance of John Wayne in a bit part. Part of a monthly silent film series at a newly restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H. Admission, $10 per person.

• Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, 7 p.m.: "The Cameraman"(1928) starring Buster Keaton ; Red River Theatres, 11 South Main St., Concord, N.H.; (603) 224-4600; http://www.redrivertheatres.org/. To impress the girl of his dreams, mild-mannered portrait photographer Buster takes up the glamorous profession of newsreel cameraman. One of the best comedies of the silent era. 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, Sept. 12, 2015, 7 p.m.: "Tarzan and the Golden Lion" (1927); Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. You won't hear his iconic yell, but everything else about the Tarzan legend is present in this rip-roaring action adventure that plays like an early version of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark.' Plus companion feature "The Devil Horse" (1927) starring Rex the Wonder Horse. 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. 13, 2015, 2 p.m.: "The Matrimaniac" (1916) starring Douglas Fairbanks Sr.; Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.; http://www.somervilletheatreonline.com. See Fairbanks in an early pre-swashbuckling romantic comedy, plus a companion feature in which a studio took footage from the Fairbanks film to create an entirely different movie! 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, Sept. 17, 2015, 8 p.m.: "Silent Comedy with Harry Langdon"; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. Silent comedy featuring the unique style of Harry Langdon, whose innocent baby-faced character rocketed to fame late in the silent era on the strength of films directed by a very young Frank Capra. Rediscover Harry's quiet genius the way it was intended to be seen: on the big screen and with a live audience. See great silent films with live music in a summer-only theater opened in 1923 and barely changed since. Admission $10 per person.

• Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, 7 p.m.: "Buster Keaton Double Feature" starring Buster Keaton; Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 North Turnpike St., North Andover, Mass. (978) 837-5355. Buster breeches the fourth wall big-time in the imaginative "Sherlock Jr." (1924); an old-time backwoods family feud is the focus of "Our Hospitality" (1923), Keaton's breakthrough feature film. Silent film with live music on the campus of Merrimack College. Free admission. For more information, visit the Rogers Center online.

• Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, 4:30 p.m.: "Spite Marriage" (1929) starring Buster Keaton; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Buster Keaton's last 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. The fun really begins when she asks Buster to marry her, but only to get even with an old flame. Classic Keaton comedy, underrated and full of great routines.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. 4, 2015, 2 p.m.: "Tramp Tramp Tramp" (1926) starring Harry Langdon, Joan Crawford; Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.; http://www.somervilletheatreonline.com. We're bringing back Langdon to the big screen in his first-ever feature film. Riotous comedy about a cross-country foot race. Co-stars Joan Crawford (unbelievably) as Harry's love interest. 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. 6, 2015, 6 p.m.: "Wolf Blood" (1925); Carpenter Memorial Auditorium, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 624-6550; Manchester Public Library. Get ready for Halloween with this early try at turning the werewolf legend into a movie. An injured lumbercamp boss receives a transfusion of wolf blood during an operation, and...well, take it from there. Monthly series of rarely screened silent films presented with live music in 1913 auditorium. Admission free, donations encouraged.

• Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, 6:30 p.m.: "The Kid" (1921) starring Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan; The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. Chaplin's breakthrough feature, a story with "a smile, and perhaps a tear," blends comedy and pathos in equal measures; five-year-old Coogan delivers one of the most remarkable child performances in all of cinema. Plus Chaplin short comedies that helped establish his world-wide fame in the early days of cinema. Part of a monthly silent film series at a newly restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H. Admission, $10 per person.

• Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, 7 p.m.: "The Lodger" (1927), directed by (a very young) Alfred Hitchcock; Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 North Turnpike St., North Andover, Mass. (978) 837-5355. The search is on for the man responsible for a series of murders in fog-shrouded London. Legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock's career began in the silent era, when then young director first produced his brand of darkly suspenseful thrillers. Silent film with live music on the campus of Merrimack College. Free admission. For more information, visit the Rogers Center online.

• Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, 7 p.m.: "The Lodger" (1927), directed by (a very young) Alfred Hitchcock; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. The search is on for the man responsible for a series of murders in fog-shrouded London. Legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock's career began in the silent era, when then young director first produced his brand of darkly suspenseful thrillers. 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, Oct. 18, 2015, 2 p.m.: "Buster Keaton Program"; Charlestown Historical Society, Charlestown, N.H. An afternoon with silent film comic Buster Keaton. Jointly sponsored by the Charlestown Historical Society and the Silsbury Free Public Library.

• Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, 6:30 p.m.: "The Cat and the Canary" (1927); The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. Can a group of strangers survive the night in a haunted house to learn the secret of a madman's will? Find out in the original Gothic thriller from silent film director Paul Leni. Just in time for Halloween, a movie filled with deep shadows, dark secrets, and a surprisingly timeless mix of humor and horror that will keep you guessing. Remember: in silent film, no one can hear you scream! See it if you dare! Part of a monthly silent film series at a newly restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H. Admission, $10 per person.

• Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, Time TBA: "Program To Be Announced"; Mudflat Studios, Broadway Theatre, 81 Broadway, Somerville, Mass.; (617) 628-0589; http://www.mudflat.org/. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of this movie-theater-turned-artists-studio with a return to its cinematic roots, including a screening of 'Nosferatu' (1922) with live music. More details coming.

• Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, 4:30 p.m.: "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1920); Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Just in time for Halloween! John Barrymore plays both title roles in the original silent film adaptation of the classic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson. 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. 25, 2015, 8 p.m. "The Unknown" (1927); Aeronaut Brewing Co., 14 Tyler St., Somerville, Mass. Celebrate Halloween with a twisted circus drama starring Lon Chaney as 'Alonzo the Armless' and a very young Joan Crawford as the woman he loves but cannot have. Directed by Tod Browning, who would go on to create the cult classic 'Freaks' (1932). Admission charge. For details, check out their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/aeronautbrewing.

• Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, 7 p.m.: "The Lodger" (1927), directed by (a very young) Alfred Hitchcock; the Putnam Arts Lecture Hall, Keene State College, Keene, N.H. Silent film with live music, part of a local college's movie series. The search is on for the man responsible for a series of murders in fog-shrouded London. Legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock's career began in the silent era, when then young director first produced his brand of darkly suspenseful thrillers.

• Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, 7 p.m.: "The Lodger" (1927); Red River Theatres, 11 South Main St., Concord, N.H.; (603) 224-4600; http://www.redrivertheatres.org/. A serial killer is on the loose in fog-bound London. Will the murderer be caught before yet another victim is claimed? Just in time for Halloween, suspenseful British thriller directed by a very young Alfred Hitchcock. 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, Oct. 31, 2015, 12 noon: "West of Zanzibar" (1928) starring Lon Chaney; Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.; http://www.somervilletheatreonline.com. Iconic actor Chaney is at his creepiest in this tale about a magician whose legs are paralyzed in an accident, leading to a twisted tale of revenue. The opening film of a planned all-day Halloween marathon. 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, Oct. 31, 2015, 8 p.m.: "The Lodger" (1927); Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. A serial killer is on the loose in fog-bound London. Will the murderer be caught before yet another victim is claimed? Just in time for Halloween, suspenseful British thriller directed by a very young Alfred Hitchcock. See great silent films with live music in a summer-only theater opened in 1923 and barely changed since. Admission $10 per person.

• Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, 6 p.m.: "My Friend from India" (1927) starring Franklin Pangborn; Carpenter Memorial Auditorium, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 624-6550; Manchester Public Library. A light-hearted mistaken identity romp featuring one of the lesser-known stars of early cinema. Monthly series of rarely screened silent films presented with live music in 1913 auditorium. Admission free, donations encouraged.

TENTATIVE: • Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, 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.

TENTATIVE: • Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, 7 p.m.: "The General" (1927) starring Buster Keaton; Exeter Town Hall, 9 Front St, Exeter, N.H. We launch a silent film series in cooperation with (and supporting) the Penn Program, a unique academic 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. More details to come.

• Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, 2 p.m.: "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" (1921) starring Rudolph Valentino...and introducing THE TANGO; Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.; http://www.somervilletheatreonline.com. Sweeping drama of a divided family with members caught up on opposites sides during World War I. Breakthrough film for Rudolph Valentino, introducing the sultry tango and launching him to stardom. 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. 29, 2015, 4:30 p.m.: "The Kid" (1921) starring Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, plus Chaplin short films; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with Chaplin's landmark comedy/drama about a man who raises an infant against all odds. As the film tells us: "A story with a smile, and perhaps a tear." Highlighted by amazing performance of four-year-old Coogan, who matches Chaplin pratfall for pratfall. Also, two of Charlie's earlier slapstick comedy shorts that helped establish him as a star. 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. 1, 2015, 6 p.m.: "The Road to Yesterday" (1925), starring William Boyd (in his pre-"Hopalong Cassidy" days) and directed by Cecil B. DeMille; Carpenter Memorial Auditorium, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 624-6550; Manchester Public Library. Bizarre drama about a married couple who discover their strained relationship is the result of unhappiness in their past lives; epic tale encompasses a fiery train wreck, flappers, ministers and a touch of time travel. Monthly series of rarely screened silent films presented with live music in 1913 auditorium. Admission free, donations encouraged.

• Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m., "Holiday Silent Film Program"; Silent film program at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Boulevard, Covington, Kentucky. (859) 491-2030; www.thecarnegie.com.

• Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, 4:30 p.m.: "The Strong Man" (1926) starring Harry Langdon, directed by Frank Capra; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. With World War I over, baby-faced soldier Harry Langdon searches for the girl who sent such moving letters to him in the trenches. Directed by a very young Frank Capra, 'The Strong Man' is today hailed as Langdon's best feature, and also one of the greatest comedies of the silent film era. A great way to finish off Christmas weekend. 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, Jan. 14, 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, Jan. 15, 2016, 10 p.m., "Wings" (1927); Arisia Science Fiction Film Convention, Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St., Boston, Mass. Silent film screened in tried-and-true 16mm as part of this annual confab, billed as "New England's largest and most diverse science fiction and fantasy convention." For more info, check out http://2016.arisia.org//.

• Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, 7 p.m.: "Intolerance" (1916), directed by D.W. Griffith and starring (literally) a cast of thousands; Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 North Turnpike St., North Andover, Mass. (978) 837-5355. D.W. Griffith's early blockbuster about man's inhumanity to man weaves together four stories spanning four eras of civilization. Filmed an a vast scale, setting a new standard for Hollywood extravagance. A movie made for the big screen, and here's your chance to see it! Silent film with live music on the campus of Merrimack College. Free admission. For more information, visit the Rogers Center online.

TENTATIVE: • Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, 7 p.m.: "Metropolis" (1927); Exeter Town Hall, 9 Front St, Exeter, N.H. We launch a silent film series in cooperation with (and supporting) the Penn Program, a unique academic 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. More details to come.

• Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, 4:30 p.m.: "Intolerance" (1916) directed by D.W. Griffith and starring (literally) a cast of thousands; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. D.W. Griffith's early blockbuster about man's inhumanity to man weaves together four stories spanning four eras of civilization. Filmed an a vast scale, setting a new standard for Hollywood extravagance. A movie made for the big screen, and here's your chance to see it! 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, Feb. 11, 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.

• 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.

• 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!

• Thursday, March 10, 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.

• 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.

TENTATIVE: • Friday, March 25, 2016, 7 p.m.: "Grandma's Boy" (1922) starring Harold Lloyd; Exeter Town Hall, 9 Front St, Exeter, N.H. We launch a silent film series in cooperation with (and supporting) the Penn Program, a unique academic 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. More details to come.

• 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.

• Thursday, April 14, 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.

• Sunday, April 24, 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.

• Thursday, May 12, 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.

TENTATIVE: • Friday, May 22, 2015, 7 p.m.: "The Big Parade" (1925); Exeter Town Hall, 9 Front St, Exeter, N.H. We launch a silent film series in cooperation with (and supporting) the Penn Program, a unique academic 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. More details to come.

• Sunday, May 24, 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 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.

• Sunday, June 25, 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.

• Sunday, July 31, 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.

• 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.