• Upcoming Silent Film Screenings

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

• Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, 6:30 p.m.: "Three Ages" (1923) starring Buster Keaton; The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. Keaton's first feature-length comedy interweaves tales of romance from three epochs: the Stone Age, the Roman Empire, and "Modern Times," meaning 1920s California. See why Buster is regarded as one of the great clowns of the silent era. Monthly silent film series at a restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H. Admission, $10 per person.

CANCELLED • Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, 7 p.m.: "Peter Pan" (1924) starring Betty Bronson, Mary Brian; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; www.leavittheatre.com. The original silent film adaptation of J.M. Barrie's immortal tale of the boy who wouldn't grow up. Join the Darling children as they follow Peter to Never Never Land to do battle with the evil Captain Hook. A film that has lost none of its power over children of all ages. Join us for another season of vintage cinema at the historic Leavitt Theatre. See great silent films with live music in a summer-only theater opened in 1923 and barely changed since. Admission $10 per person.

POSTPONED to SATURDAY, AUG. 14, 2021 • Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, 7 p.m.: "Wild Orchids" (1929) starring Greta Garbo, Nils Asthur; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. Steamy romantic thriller just in time for the humid doldrums of summer. An older man takes his young wife to Java where he plans to invest in tea plantations. Aboard ship, a young man (and member of the island's royal family) is immediately taken by the beauty of this mysterious woman and resolves to make her acquaintance. Join us for a series of 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. 9, 2020, 2 p.m.: "Robin Hood" (1922), starring Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. NOTE NEW STARTING TIME! The original big screen adaptation of the legendary bandit of Sherwood Forest. Sword-fighting and archery abound as Fairbanks forsakes his noble identity as the Earl of Huntingdon to become Robin Hood, robbing the rich to give to the poor, all the while pursuing the hand of his beloved Lady Marian. Filmed on an epic scale! Monthly series of silent films with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912! Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.



• Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, 7:30 p.m.: "The General" (1926), starring Buster Keaton; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Buster's Civil War-era masterpiece that tells the story of a Confederate railroad engineer whose train is hijacked by Northern spies. One of the great films of any era! Part of 'Silent Film Comedy Week' due to lack of first-run movies in release. General admission $10 per person, with proceeds to support the Town Hall Theatre.

• Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, 7:30 p.m.: "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp" (1926), starring Harry Langdon, Joan Crawford; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Rediscover forgotten comedian Harry Langdon in his first-ever feature film. Riotous comedy about a cross-country foot race. Co-stars Joan Crawford (unbelievably) as Harry's love interest. Part of 'Silent Film Comedy Week' due to lack of first-run movies in release. General admission $10 per person, with proceeds to support the Town Hall Theatre.

• Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, 7:30 p.m.: "The Kid" (1921), starring Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. 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. Part of 'Silent Film Comedy Week' due to lack of first-run movies in release. General admission $10 per person, with proceeds to support the Town Hall Theatre.

CANCELLED • Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, 8 p.m.: "Our Hospitality" (1923) starring Buster Keaton. Silent film with live music outdoors at Alton Bay, N.H. more details to come!

• Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, 7:30 p.m.: "Grandma's Boy" (1922), starring Harold Lloyd; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. 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. Part of 'Silent Film Comedy Week' due to lack of first-run movies in release. General admission $10 per person, with proceeds to support the Town Hall Theatre.

• Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, 7:30 p.m.: "Steamboat Bill Jr." (1928), starring Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. As the son of a gruff steamboat captain, Buster tries to make the grade even as storm clouds gather—and romance brews with the daughter of a rival ship owner. Film climaxes with legendary cyclone sequence, one of Buster's best. Part of 'Silent Film Comedy Week' due to lack of first-run movies in release. General admission $10 per person, with proceeds to support the Town Hall Theatre.

CANCELLED • Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, 7 p.m.: "The Freshman" (1925) starring Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston; Ludlow Auditorium, 37 Depot St., Ludlow, Vt. We welcome football season with Harold Lloyd's blockbuster hit about a college boy who dreams of success on the gridiron. One of Lloyd's all-time best! Silent film with live music in the lovingly restored Ludlow Auditorium in Ludlow Town Hall in Ludlow, Vt.

• Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, 11 a.m.: "Safety Last" (1923); The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St., Natick, Mass.; (508) 647-0097; http://www.natickarts.org/. The iconic image of comedian Harold Lloyd dangling from the hands of a downtown clock is only one small piece of a remarkable thrill comedy that has lost none of its power over audiences. See it for yourself on the big screen and with an audience! Silent film with live music in a renovated firehouse that's now a terrific arts center. Tickets $12, members $10.

• Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, 4 p.m.: "Sherlock Jr." (1924) and "The Cameraman" (1928) starring Buster Keaton; The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St., Natick, Mass.; (508) 647-0097; http://www.natickarts.org/. In 'Sherlock Jr.' (1924), amateur detective Buster tried to bust open the mystery of who stole a watch, but instead dreams himself into the crime drama at a local theatre; in 'The Cameraman' (1928), Keaton tries to impress the gal of his dreams by working as a newsreel photographer. Can he get a break, and also get the girl? Silent film with live music in a renovated firehouse that's now a terrific arts center. Tickets $12, members $10.

• Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, 6:30 p.m.: "Why Worry?" (1923) starring Harold Lloyd; The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. Wealthy hypochondriac Harold gets caught up in a south-of-the-border uprising, finding romance along the way. One of Lloyd's wackiest outings; he co-stars with an actual giant. Monthly silent film series at a restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H. Admission, $10 per person.

• Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, 2 p.m.: "The Mark of Zorro" (1920) starring Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. NOTE NEW STARTING TIME! 100th anniversary of the break-through adventure film where Fairbanks discovered his talent for playing swashbuckling heroes of yore. Still pleasing crowds a century after it first hit theaters! Monthly series of silent films with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912! Admission free, donations of $510 per person encouraged.

• Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, 2 p.m.: "Don Q, Son of Zorro" (1925) starring Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. NOTE NEW STARTING TIME! Action/adventure sequel to mega-hit 'Zorro' with Fairbanks playing both son and father, and having a ball in both roles. Builds on the original film to create a hugely entertaining swashbuckler that shows how far Hollywood had come in just five years. Monthly series of silent films with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912! Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

CANCELLED • Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, 7 p.m.: "Hot Water" (1924) starring Harold Lloyd; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; www.leavittheatre.com. A rarely screened Harold Lloyd comedy feature that focuses on the life of an ordinary all-American family that slowly builds from family sit-com into wild slapstick farce. Join us for another season of vintage cinema at the historic Leavitt Theatre. See great silent films with live music in a summer-only theater opened in 1923 and barely changed since. Admission $10 per person.

• Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, 2 p.m.: "Title TBA"; Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.; www.somervilletheatreonline.com. Silent film shown in 35mm on the big screen with live music. Part of 'Silents, Please!,' a monthly series at the Somerville Theatre, a wonderful 100-year-old moviehouse committed to keeping alive the experience of 35mm film. For more info, call the theater box office at (617) 625-5700. Admission $15 per person.

POSTPONED to SATURDAY, SEPT. 18, 2021 • Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, 7 p.m.: "Tramp Tramp Tramp" (1926) starring Harry Langdon, Joan Crawford; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. Rediscover forgotten comedian Harry Langdon in his first-ever feature film. Riotous comedy about a cross-country foot race. Co-stars Joan Crawford (unbelievably) as Harry's love interest. Join us for a series of 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. 20, 2020, 2 p.m.: "Sherlock Jr." (1924) and "The Cameraman" (1928) starring Buster Keaton; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. In 'Sherlock Jr.' (1924), amateur detective Buster tried to bust open the mystery of who stole a watch, but instead dreams himself into the crime drama at a local theatre; in 'The Cameraman' (1928), Keaton tries to impress the gal of his dreams by working as a newsreel photographer. Can he get a break, and also get the girl? Monthly series of silent films with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912! Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

• Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, 6:30 p.m.: "Man With A Movie Camera" (1928); The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. 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.' Monthly silent film series at a restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H. Admission, $10 per person.

• Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, 2 p.m.: "A Woman in Grey"; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. We tackle all 15 chapters of one of the few surviving serials from the silent era. Filmed in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. by the Serico Producing Co., 'The Woman in Grey' stands today as a surprisingly entertaining action melodrama designed to keep audiences coming back after each week's "cliff-hanger." We'll show 9 of the 15 chapters today, with the rest tomorrow. Monthly series of silent films with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912! Admission free, donation of $10 per person encouraged. Postponed from Saturday, April 25.

• Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, 2 p.m.: "A Woman in Grey"; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. We tackle all 15 chapters of one of the few surviving serials from the silent era. Filmed in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. by the Serico Producing Co., 'The Woman in Grey' stands today as a surprisingly entertaining action melodrama designed to keep audiences coming back after each week's "cliff-hanger." We'll show the final 6 of the 15 chapters today. Monthly series of silent films with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912! Admission free, donation of $10 per person encouraged. Postponed from Sunday, April 26.

• Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, 4 p.m.: "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920) starring Conrad Veidt, directed by Robert Weine; The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St., Natick, Mass.; (508) 647-0097; http://www.natickarts.org/. A century after its release, the German expressionist film widely regarded as the world's first horror movie still has capacity to creep out audiences. See for yourself — if you dare! Silent film with live music in a renovated firehouse that's now a terrific arts center. Tickets $12, members $10.

CANCELLED • Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, 8 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline, Mass.; (617) 734-2501; www.coolidge.org. Details to come! Part of the Coolidge's long-running 'Sounds of Silents' series.

POSTPONED to SATURDAY, OCT. 23, 2021 • Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, 7 p.m.: "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923) starring Lon Chaney; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. Our annual "Chiller Theatre" Halloween silent film presentation. Lon Chaney stars in the original screen adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel about a deformed bellringer in medieval Paris. A moving and timeless drama filled with classic scenes and capped with a thrilling climax! Join us for a series of 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, 2020, 2 p.m.: "Nosferatu" (1922) directed by F.W. Murnau; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Celebrate Halloween by experiencing the original silent film adaptation of Bram Stoker's famous 'Dracula' story. Still scary after all these years—in fact, some critics believe this version is not only the best ever done, but has actually become creepier with the passage of time. See for yourself, if you dare. Monthly series of silent films with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912! Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

• Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, 2 p.m.: "Title TBA"; Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.; www.somervilletheatreonline.com. Silent film shown in 35mm on the big screen with live music. Part of 'Silents, Please!,' a monthly series at the Somerville Theatre, a wonderful 100-year-old moviehouse committed to keeping alive the experience of 35mm film. For more info, call the theater box office at (617) 625-5700. Admission $15 per person.

• Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, 6:30 p.m.: "Nosferatu" (19222) directed by F.W. Murnau; The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. Celebrate Halloween by experiencing the original silent film adaptation of Bram Stoker's famous 'Dracula' story. Still scary after all these years—in fact, some critics believe this version is not only the best ever done, but has actually become creepier with the passage of time. See for yourself...if you dare. Monthly silent film series at a restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H. Admission, $10 per person.

• Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, 7 p.m.: "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" (1920) starring John Barrymore; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; www.leavittheatre.com. Our annual 'Chiller Theatre' Halloween silent film program, this year on the exact date! John Barrymore plays both title roles in the original silent film adaptation of the classic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson. A performance that helped establish Barrymore as one of the silent era's top stars. 100th anniversary screening! Join us for another season of vintage cinema at the historic Leavitt Theatre. See great silent films with live music in a summer-only theater opened in 1923 and barely changed since. Admission $10 per person.

• Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, 2 p.m.: "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1920) starring John Barrymore; Colonial Theatre, 95 Main St., Keene, N.H.; (603) 352-2033; www.thecolonial.org. Tickets $10 per person, general admission. John Barrymore plays both title roles in the original silent film adaptation of the classic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson. A performance that helped establish Barrymore as one of the silent era's top stars. 100th anniversary screening! Silent film with live music in beautiful downtown theater that originally opened as a silent movie house.

• Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, 7:30 p.m. Title TBA; 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."

• Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, Time, Title TBA: Railroad-themed silent film program for New Hampshire museums.

• Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, 6:30 p.m.: "Broken Blossoms" (1919), directed by D.W. Griffith, starring Lillian Gish; The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. Can two outcasts in Edwardian London find peace and happiness in a cruel world? Will Lillian Gish overcome her abusive father? Can Richard Barthelmess find love in a forbidden relationship? One of the great D.W. Griffith epics, based on a Thomas Burke novel. Monthly silent film series at a restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H. Admission, $10 per person.

POSTPONED TO SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021 • Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, 7 p.m.: "The Mark of Zorro" (1920) starring Douglas Fairbanks Sr.; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. 100th anniversary screening! 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. Join us for a series of 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, Nov. 29, 2020, 2 p.m.: "Varieté" (1925) starring Emil Jannings; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Rediscovered masterpiece of German cinema, a visually dazzling tale of love and betrayal among carnival people. Monthly series of silent films with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912! Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

• Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, 4 p.m.: "The Passion of Joan of Arc" (1928) starring Maria Falconetti; The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St., Natick, Mass.; (508) 647-0097; http://www.natickarts.org/. Landmark drama that chronicles the trial of Jeanne d'Arc on charges of heresy, and the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions. Silent film with live music in a renovated firehouse that's now a terrific arts center. Tickets $12, members $10.

• Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, 2 p.m.: "Beggars of Life" (1928) starring Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen, Wallace Beery; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Classic late silent drama starring Louise Brooks as a train-hopping hobo who dresses like a boy to survive. Monthly series of silent films with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912! Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

• Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, 6:30 p.m.: "Planes and Trains and Monty Banks"; The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. Rediscover forgotten silent comedian Monty Banks, born "Mario Bianchi" in Italy and who emigrated to America to become a popular 1920s Hollywood star. In featured attraction 'Flying Luck,' (1927), hapless aviator Monty is so inspired by Lindbergh's solo Atlantic flight that he joins the U.S. Army Air Corps, where it's one comical disaster after another. Preceded by an excerpt from 'Play Safe' (1927), a hair-raising chase sequence set aboard an out-of-control freight train barreling through the California countryside. Monthly silent film series at a restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H. Admission, $10 per person.

• Friday, Feb. 26 & Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, 25th Annual Kansas Silent Film Festival at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Annual pilgrimage to wonderful two-day celebration of silent film with live music. Check it out at www.kssilentfilmfest.org. Film titles and program details TBA. (My 22nd consecutive year of attending this festival!)

• Saturday, May 15, 2021, 7 p.m.: "The Mark of Zorro" (1920) starring Douglas Fairbanks Sr.; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. 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. Join us for a series of 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, June 5, 2021, 7 p.m.: "Girl Shy" (1924) starring Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. Celebrate spring with the original rom-com, a Harold Lloyd gem starring one of the masters of silent comedy and featuring an unforgettable race-to-the-church finish. See Harold's best work as he intended it: on the big screen, with live music, and with an audience. Join us for a series of 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, July 17, 2021, 7 p.m.: "Planes and Trains and Monty Banks"; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. Rediscover forgotten silent comedian Monty Banks, born "Mario Bianchi" in Italy and who emigrated to America to become a popular 1920s Hollywood star. In featured attraction 'Flying Luck,' (1927), hapless aviator Monty is so inspired by Lindbergh's solo Atlantic flight that he joins the U.S. Army Air Corps, where it's one comical disaster after another. Preceded by an excerpt from 'Play Safe' (1927), a hair-raising chase sequence set aboard an out-of-control freight train barreling through the California countryside.

• Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, 7 p.m.: "Wild Orchids" (1929) starring Greta Garbo, Nils Asthur; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. Steamy romantic thriller just in time for the humid doldrums of summer. An older man takes his young wife to Java where he plans to invest in tea plantations. Aboard ship, a young man (and member of the island's royal family) is immediately taken by the beauty of this mysterious woman and resolves to make her acquaintance. Join us for a series of 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, Sept. 18, 2021, 7 p.m.: "Tramp Tramp Tramp" (1926) starring Harry Langdon, Joan Crawford; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. Rediscover forgotten comedian Harry Langdon in his first-ever feature film. Riotous comedy about a cross-country foot race. Co-stars Joan Crawford (unbelievably) as Harry's love interest. Join us for a series of 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. 23, 2021, 7 p.m.: "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923) starring Lon Chaney; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. Our annual "Chiller Theatre" Halloween silent film presentation. Lon Chaney stars in the original screen adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel about a deformed bellringer in medieval Paris. A moving and timeless drama filled with classic scenes and capped with a thrilling climax! Join us for a series of 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, Nov. 13, 2021, 7 p.m.: "College" (1927) starring Buster Keaton; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. Head back to school with freshman Buster, who arrives at a college campus to find sports is the only sure-fire route to popularity. One of Keaton's most gag-filled comedies offers timeless visual humor and a look at the silent star's athletic prowess. Join us for a series of 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.