• Upcoming Silent Film Screenings

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

• Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 6:30 p.m.: "The Strong Man" (1926) starring Harry Langdon; The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.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. Part of a series of 1926 films that recently entered the public domain. Monthly silent film series at a restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H. 

• Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 7 p.m.: "Battling Butler" (1926) starring Buster Keaton; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. 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. 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 $12 per person.

• Sunday, July 17, 2022, 2 p.m.: "The Single Standard" (1929) starring Greta Garbo and "Ella Cinders" (1926) starring Colleen Moore; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. In the late MGM silent "The Single Standard," screen icon Garbo plays a socialite determined to treat men the way they treat women; in "Ella Cinders," Colleen Moore reinvents the fairy tale with a modern (1920s) comedic twist. Double feature, part of a summer-long series of programs spotlighting the ladies of the silent screen. Shown with live music at a theater where movies have been playing since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

• Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 7 p.m.: "The General" (1927) starring Buster Keaton; The Rex Theatre, 23 Amherst St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 668-5588; https://www.palacetheatre.org/rex-theatre/. Buster's Civil War-era masterpiece tells the story of a Confederate railroad engineer whose train is hijacked by Northern spies. One of the great movies of any era! Join us for a series of silent film programs with live music in a wonderful restored theater in downtown Manchester. Timeless silent film on the big screen! Tickets $10 per person general admission.

• Saturday, July 23, 2022, 7 p.m.: "Buster Keaton Double Feature"; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. Two classic Keaton silent comedies! In 'Sherlock Jr.' (1924), Keaton plays a small-town movie projectionist who dreams of being a detective. In 'Battling Butler' (1926), 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. 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, July 24, 2022, 2 p.m.: "Within the Law" (1923) starring Norma Talmadge; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Silent screen dramatic star Norma Talmadge plays a shopgirl wrongly imprisoned, and bent on revenge. Filmed on location in New York City! Part of a summer-long series of programs spotlighting the ladies of the silent screen. Shown with live music at a theater where movies have been playing since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

• Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 7 p.m.: "The Temptress" (1926) starring Greta Garbo; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. MGM drama with Garbo destroying the lives of men everywhere. Unusual in that the film was made with two very different endings per order of studio boss Louis B. Mayer; we'll screen both of them. 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 $12 per person. 

• Saturday, July 30, 2022, 11:59 p.m, "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920), starring Conrad Veidt, Werner Krauss, directed by Robert Weine; Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline, Mass.; (617) 734-2501; www.coolidge.org. More than 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 at this special midnight screening — if you dare! Ticket price TBA, available at door or online at www.coolidge.org.

• Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, 7 p.m.: "Safety Last" (1923) starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis; The Jane Pickens Theatre, 49 Touro St., Newport, R.I.; (401) 846-5474; https://janepickens.com/.  The iconic image of 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 movie-goers. See it for yourself on the big screen and with an audience.Admission $15 general public, $13 members. 

• Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, 7 p.m.: "Mantrap" (1926) starring Clara Bow, Ernest Torrence, Richard Dix; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. Battle-of-the-sexes comedy; city boy Richard Dix tries to win his girlfriend by taking up the rugged cowboy life, only to find it not so rugged. Rarely screened comedic gem from the height of the silent era. 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 $12 per person.

• Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, 7:30 p.m.: "Manchester International Film Festival"; The Rex Theatre, 23 Amherst St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 668-5588; https://www.palacetheatre.org/film. Silent film with live music is on the Opening Night program of the first-ever Manchester International Film Festival. Title to be announced. Join us for timeless silent film on the big screen in a wonderful restored theater in downtown Manchester. More information coming soon!

• Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, 7 p.m.: "Blood and Sand" (1922) starring Rudolph Valentino; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. Valentino in his first starring role, as a sexy bullfighter in this 1922 romantic thriller. Will Rudy choose the pure love of Carmen, or the sinister charms of the exotic Doña Sol? 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. 14, 2022, 2 p.m.: "Beverly of Graustark" (1926) starring Marion Davies; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Gender-bending comedy in which Davies stars as an American cousin of a European prince—and with whom she must switch places to keep the kingdom from unraveling. Part of a summer-long series of programs spotlighting the ladies of the silent screen. Shown with live music at a theater where movies have been playing since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged. 

• Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, 8 p.m.: "Steamboat Bill, Jr." (1928) starring Buster Keaton, at the Alton Town Gazebo in Alton Bay, N.H. 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. Silent film under the stars at the Alton Town Gazebo in Alton Bay, N.H. Tentative but details announced as available.  

• Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, 7 p.m.: "Blood and Sand" (1922); Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. Rudolph Valentino in his first starring role, as a sexy bullfighter in this 1922 romantic thriller. Will Rudy choose the pure love of Carmen, or the sinister charms of the exotic Doña Sol? 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 $12 per person.

• Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, 7 p.m.: "The Lodger" (1927), directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Ivor Novello; Ludlow Auditorium, 37 Depot St., Ludlow, Vt. A serial killer is on the loose in fog-bound London. Will the murderer be caught before yet another victim is claimed? Suspenseful British thriller directed by a very young Alfred Hitchcock. Free admission, with donations accepted to support program. Silent film with live music in the lovingly restored Ludlow Auditorium in Ludlow Town Hall in Ludlow, Vt.   

• Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, 4 p.m.: "The Yankee Clipper" (1927) starring William Boyd; The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St., Natick, Mass.; (508) 647-0097; http://www.natickarts.org/. Seagoing action and adventure! Two clipper ships, one British and one American, race from China to Boston in the 1840s, with a massive tea contract and national pride in the balance. Produced by none other than Cecil B. Demille! Silent film with live music in a renovated firehouse that's now a terrific arts center. Tickets $18, Center for the Arts members $15.

• Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, 6:30 p.m.: "Son of the Sheik" (1926); The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. 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 film that captured the imagination of early movie audiences. Shown in honor of the 96th anniversary of Valentino's untimely death in August 1926 at age 31. Part of a series of 1926 films that recently entered the public domain. Monthly silent film series at a restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H.  

• Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, 2 p.m.: "Fine Manners" (1926) starring Gloria Swanson, and "Daddies" (1924) starring Mae Marsh; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Silent screen powerhouse Gloria Swanson stars in 'Fine Manners,' a comedy about a chorus girl who tries to learn herself some etiquette to keep up with polished high society beau. in 'Daddies,' Mae Marsh plays an unlikely orphan adopted by head of the local Bachelor's Club. Double feature, part of a summer-long series of programs spotlighting the ladies of the silent screen. Shown with live music at a theater where movies have been playing since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

• Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, 7 p.m.: "The Flying Ace" (1926); Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. Early all-Black motion picture added to the National Film Registry this past December. The only surviving feature of Norman Studios of Jacksonville, Fla., 'The Flying Ace' tells the story of a WWI pilot tasked with solving the mysterious disappearance of a railroad payroll. A rare example of 'race' cinema, produced for audiences in black-only theaters commonly found at the time in segregated parts of the nation.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.

• Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, 7 p.m.: "The Flying Ace" (1926); Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. Early all-Black motion picture added to the National Film Registry this past December. The only surviving feature of Norman Studios of Jacksonville, Fla., 'The Flying Ace' tells the story of a WWI pilot tasked with solving the mysterious disappearance of a railroad payroll. A rare example of 'race' cinema, produced for audiences in black-only theaters commonly found at the time in segregated parts of the nation. 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 $12 per person.

• Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, 2 p.m.: "Les Vampires, Part 1" (1915) directed by Louis Feuillade; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. A rare chance to see this legendary 10-chapter French espionage serial on the big screen; seven hours of cinema shown over two days. An intrepid reporter and his loyal friend battle a bizarre secret society of criminals known as The Vampires. Chapters 1 through 5; the rest of the story on Sunday, Sept. 18. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged. 

• Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, 2 p.m.: "Les Vampires, Part 2" (1915) directed by Louis Feuillade; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. A rare chance to see this legendary 10-chapter French espionage serial on the big screen; seven hours of cinema shown over two days. An intrepid reporter and his loyal friend battle a bizarre secret society of criminals known as The Vampires. Chapters 6 through 10. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged. 

• Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, 6:30 p.m.: "Sparrows" (1926) starring Mary Pickford; The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. 'Sparrows,' Mary Pickford’s penultimate silent film, is a Dickensian tale of orphans living on a baby farm run by an evil caretaker. The movie boasts highly stylized sets, including an ominous-looking alligator swamp, and atmospheric cinematography that shows the growing influence of German expressionist cinema on American filmmakers in the 1920s. Part of a series of 1926 films that recently entered the public domain. Monthly silent film series at a restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H.  

• Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022: "Buster Keaton Celebration" at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center, 205 E. Madison Ave, Iola, Kansas. Accompanying films for the annual celebration of silent film comedian Buster Keaton, born in nearly Piqua, Kansas. I'm scheduled to do music for 'The Cameraman' (1928), 'The Boat' (1920), and perhaps other films. More details to come.

• Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, 7 p.m.: "The Last Laugh" (1924) starring Emil Jannings; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. Towering performance by Jannings as aging doorman at posh city hotel whose unexpected change of jobs robs him of self-respect and identity. Directed by Murnau as a purely visual tale devoid of any dialogue intertitles. A masterpiece of the silent film! 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 $12 per person.

• Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, 2 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.; http://www.somervilletheatreonline.com. Silent film shown on the big screen at the Somerville Theatre, a wonderful 1914 moviehouse and theater committed to keeping alive the experience of 35mm film whenever possible. For more info, call the theater box office at (617) 625-5700. 

• Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, 2 p.m.: "Lonesome" (1928) directed by Paul Fejos, starring Barbara Kent and Glenn Tryon; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Part-talking comedy/drama following two working-class residents of New York City over a 24-hour-period on the July 4 weekend, from a chance meeting at Coney Island to the beginnings of love. Remarkable ground-breaking visual effects to capture the Jazz-age energy of the Big Apple. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

• Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, 4 p.m.: "Nosferatu" (1922) directed by F.W. Murnau; The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St., Natick, Mass.; (508) 647-0097; http://www.natickarts.org/. Just in time for Halloween: the original vampire film, this loose adaptation of the 'Dracula' story just gets weirder and creepier as the years go by. See it for yourself on the 100th anniversary of its original release! Silent film with live music in a renovated firehouse that's now a terrific arts center. Tickets $18, Center for the Arts members $15.

• Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, 6:30 p.m.: "Faust" (1926) starring Emil Jannings; The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. Director F.W. Murnau's last silent film made in Germany is a visually stunning adaptation of the Faust legend, with Emil Jannings in a towering performance as Mephisto.Part of a series of 1926 films that recently entered the public domain. Monthly silent film series at a restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H.  

• Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, 7 p.m.: "Nosferatu" (1922) directed by F.W. Murnau; Donahue Academic Arts Center, Middlesex Community College, 240 Central St, Lowell, Mass.; 800-818-3434; Donahue Academic Arts Center. Just in time for Halloween: the original vampire film, this loose adaptation of the 'Dracula' story just gets weirder and creepier as the years go by. See it for yourself on the 100th anniversary of its original release! Ticket prices TBA.

• Friday, Oct. 21, 2022Time TBA: "To Be Announced"; Derry, N.H. More details to come! 

• Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, 7 p.m.: "Nosferatu" (1922) directed by F.W. Murnau; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. Just in time for Halloween: the original vampire film, this loose adaptation of the 'Dracula' story just gets weirder and creepier as the years go by. See it for yourself on the 100th anniversary of its original release! 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. 23, 2022, 2 p.m.: "Maciste in Hell" (1925); Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Just in time for Halloween! An Italian film in which a virtuous man is tempted by Satan and winds up in the Underworld. But will enough of his virtue survive to battle the demons of hell? A rarely screened early fantasy featuring highly imaginative visual design. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

• Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, 7 p.m.: "Frankenstein" (1931) starring Boris Karloff; Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.; http://www.somervilletheatreonline.com. Live music for the early talkie horror classic, which has virtually no musical score. Presented at the Somerville Theatre, a wonderful 1914 moviehouse and theater committed to keeping alive the experience of 35mm film whenever possible. For more info, call the theater box office at (617) 625-5700. 

• Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, 7 p.m.: "The Cat and the Canary" (1927) directed by Paul Leni; The Rex Theatre, 23 Amherst St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 574-4826; https://www.palacetheatre.org/rex-theatre/. Perfect for Halloween! Can a group of distant relatives 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. Join us for a series of silent film programs with live music in a wonderful restored theater in downtown Manchester. Timeless silent film on the big screen! Tickets $10 per person general admission.

• Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, 7:30 p.m.: "Nosferatu" (1922) directed by F. W. Murnau; The Jane Pickens Theatre, 49 Touro St., Newport, R.I.; (401) 846-5474; https://janepickens.com/.  Just in time for Halloween: the original vampire film, this loose adaptation of the 'Dracula' story just gets weirder and creepier as the years go by. See it for yourself on the 100th anniversary of its original release! Admission prices and more info to come.  

• Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, 7 p.m.: "Der Golem" (1920); Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. Get ready for Halloween with one very weird flick! In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates a giant creature from clay, called the Golem. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. Early German fantasy flick anticipates Frankenstein story. 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 $12 per person.

• Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, 2 p.m.: "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930) starring Lew Ayres; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. In honor of Veterans Day: the classic anti-war film that took Best Picture honors at the second Academy Awards. During World War I, a group of young Germans are sent to the Western Front, where their idealism is destroyed by the realities of trench warfare. Rarely seen silent version released to theaters that had yet to convert to talking pictures. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

• Wednesday, Nov. 16, 20226:30 p.m.: "So's Your Old Man" (1926) starring W.C. Fields; The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. Terrific silent comedy with Fields as a henpecked and unsuccessful inventor whose encounter with a young woman makes him the talk of his small town. Monthly silent film series at a restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H. 

• Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, 7 p.m.: "Her Sister From Paris" (1925) starring Constance Talmadge, Ronald Colman; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. The scene: Europe. The cast: Rich people. Get swept off your feet by not one but two privileged ladies, both played by amazing actress Constance Talmadge, who was Buster Keaton's sister-in-law. 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. 27, 2022, 2 p.m.: "Charley Chase Comedies"; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Laugh away those Thanksgiving weekend calories with the on-screen antics of Charley Chase, one of the silent era's most popular comedians. Often playing a harried family man, Chase's timeless humor still shines through a century later. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged. 

• Saturday, Jan. 7, 2022, 4 p.m.: "Metropolis" (1927) directed by Fritz Lang; The Colonial Theatre's "Showroom" venue, 20 Commercial St., Keene, N.H.; (603) 352-2033 https://thecolonial.org/. he eye-popping silent film sci-fi masterpiece of German filmmaker Fritz Lang is a vintage look at things to come. Restored version includes nearly a half-hour of lost footage that was rediscovered in Argentina in 2008. Seen in its entirety and with live music, 'Metropolis' stands as an stunning example of the power of film to tell a compelling story without words, and reach across the generations to touch movie-goers from the real future that came to pass: us! Admission prices and more info to come.  

• Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, 7 p.m.: "Safety Last" (1923); The Rex Theatre, 23 Amherst St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 574-4826; https://www.palacetheatre.org/rex-theatre/. The iconic image of Harold Lloyd dangling from the hands of a downtown clock is just one highlight of a remarkable thrill comedy that has lost none of its power over audiences. Join us for a series of silent film programs with live music in a wonderful restored theater in downtown Manchester. Timeless silent film on the big screen! Tickets $10 per person general admission.

• Friday, Feb. 24 through Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023Kansas Silent Film Festival at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Annual pilgrimage to multi-day celebration of silent film with live music. Check it out at www.kssilentfilmfest.org. Films to be announced. My 23rd consecutive year of attending this festival, not counting the 2021 pandemic, when it was held online but we recreated it in New Hampshire. 

• Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 7 p.m.: "Metropolis" (1927); The Rex Theatre, 23 Amherst St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 574-4826; https://www.palacetheatre.org/rex-theatre/. The eye-popping silent film sci-fi masterpiece of German filmmaker Fritz Lang is a vintage look at things to come. Restored version includes nearly a half-hour of lost footage that was rediscovered in Argentina in 2008. Join us for a series of silent film programs with live music in a wonderful restored theater in downtown Manchester. Timeless silent film on the big screen! Tickets $10 per person general admission.