• Upcoming Silent Film Screenings

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

• Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, 7 p.m.: "Simba" (1928) produced by Martin and Osa Johnson; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. "The Johnsons: Adventure's First Couple" includes a screening of 'Simba,' their 1928 feature documentary. Program is part of the 2022 Humanities Series of the Aviation Museum of N.H. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged. 

• Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, 6 p.m.: "The Man From Beyond" (1922) starring Harry Houdini; Greenfield Garden Cinemas, 361 Main St., Greenfield, Mass.;  call (413) 773-9260 or visit www.gardencinemas.net. In one of a series of adventure films made by Harry Houdini, the legendary illusionist and escape artist plays a man frozen 100 years in the Arctic who returns to civilization to reclaim his reincarnated love. What better way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Greenfield's annual Winter Carnival? Admission, $10 per person; $8.50 students/seniors.

• Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, 2 p.m.: "Blood and Sand" (1922) starring Rudolph Valentino; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Just in time for Valentine's Day: 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? Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

• Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, 5 p.m.: "Straight is the Way" (1921); Campton Historical Society, Campton Town Hall, Route 175, Campton, N.H.; Campton Historical Society. An early crime drama/comedy set in the small town of "Hampton Center, New Hampshire," released 100 years ago and not screened since its original run—until now! Recently transferred from a rare surviving print at the U.S. Library of Congress and now available on digital media. Join us for this Cosmopolitan Pictures chestnut from a century ago, and enjoy seeing Hollywood's image of the Granite State back in the day. 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!

• Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, 6:30 p.m.: "The Temptress" (1926) starring Greta Garbo; The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. MGM drama with Garbo destroying the lives of men everywhere. The perfect antidote for Valentine's Day. 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, Feb. 17, 2022, 7:30 p.m.: "Girl Shy" (1924) starring Harold Lloyd; The Rex Theatre, 23 Amherst St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 574-4826; https://www.palacetheatre.org/rex-theatre/. Join us for a new series of silent film programs with live music in a wonderful restored theater in downtown Manchester. Celebrate Valentine's Day 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. Tickets $10 per person general admission. 

• Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, 7 p.m.: "The Flying Ace" (1926); Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington, Mass.; (781) 646-4849. In honor of Black History Month, a screening of an 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 some parts of the nation. Ticket price and more details to come. 

• Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, 8 p.m.: "The Last Command" (1928) starring Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, directed by Josef von Sternberg; Epsilon Spires, 190 Main Street, Brattleboro, Vt.; www.epsilonspires.org. Tickets $15. Intense drama about a former high-ranking military officer in Czarist Russia now reduced to playing extra in 1920s Hollywood. Towering performance in the lead role helped Emil Jannings win 'Best Actor' at the first-ever Academy Awards. Goes beyond the usual cliches of romantic drama to explore the nature of power as well as the unreality of the nascent movie business itself. The result: a timeless mediation on life, love, and loss that transcends its era. Epsilon Spires is an organization illuminating the relationships between creative arts, natural sciences and sustainability using multimedia platforms. Epsilon Spires operates out of a renovated Baptist church built in 1868.

• Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, 2 p.m.: "When Knighthood was in Flower" (1922); Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Continuing our series of 100th anniversaries of films from 1922: Marion Davies goes medieval in this epic big budget costume picture that put her on the map as a top Hollywood star. Romantic drama scored big at box office; the second-highest grossing film of 1922. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

TENTATIVE • Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, 7 p.m.: "The Flying Ace" (1926); Red River Theatres, 11 South Main St., Concord, N.H.; (603) 224-4600; http://www.redrivertheatres.org. In honor of Black History Month, a screening of an 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 some parts of the nation. Tickets $12 general admission, $10 members. 

• Thursday, Feb. 24 through Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, Kansas 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. Doing accompaniment for one feature, Oscar Micheaux's 'Within Our Gates' (1920) and a number of short films. My 22nd consecutive year of attending this festival, not counting the 2021 pandemic, when it was held online but we recreated it in New Hampshire. 

• Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 6:30 p.m.: "The Winning of Barbara Worth" (1926) starring Ronald Colman, Vilma Banky, and Gary Cooper; The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. Epic Western drama about the settling and irrigation of California's Imperial Valley, once a wasteland but now an agricultural paradise. Shot on location by director Henry King in Nevada's Black Rock desert, one of the first films to take audiences to the wide open spaces of the great American West. With a young Gary Cooper playing a key role. 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, March 13, 2022, 2 p.m.: "Smilin' Through" (1922) starring Norma Talmadge; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, one of the top box office hits of 1922: a Norma Talmadge romantic drama set in the Emerald Isle. Story encompasses love, passion, murder, war, ghosts—something for everyone! Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

• Sunday, March 27, 2022, 2 p.m.: "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1922) starring Douglas Fairbanks Sr.; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of this blockbuster adaptation of the tales of Robin Hood and his merry men. Massive sets, great action, and Doug Fairbanks in the lead made this the top grossing film of 1922! Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged. 

• Sunday, April 3, 2022, 2 p.m.: "Flesh and Blood" (1922) starring Lon Chaney and "The Man From Beyond" (1922) starring Harry Houdini; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. We continue celebrating the 100th anniversary of films released in 1922 with two famous names in two obscure movies. In 'Flesh and Blood,' escaped convict Lon Chaney hides out in Chinatown and plots revenge. In 'The Man From Beyond,' illusionist and escape artist Harry Houdini plays an Arctic adventurer frozen for 100 years! Discovered and thawed out, he searches for his reincarnated lost love. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged. 

• Thursday, April 7, 2022, Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Composition seminar and performance. Details to be announced.  

• Sunday, April 10, 2022, 2 p.m.: "Ben Hur" (1925) starring Ramon Novarro and a cast of thousands; The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main St., Keene, N.H.; (603) 352-2033 https://thecolonial.org/. 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. Based on the classic 19th century historical novel by Col. Lew Wallace. 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. Timeless silent film on the big screen! Admission $15 per person.

• Sunday, April 17, 2022, 2 p.m.: "Othello" (1922) starring Emil Jannings; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. We complete our review of 1922 with some silent Shakespeare. The Bard's immortal tragedy brought to the screen in this early German version. In the title role: Emil Jannings, who would later go to Hollywood and win first 'Best Actor' Academy Award in 1929. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged. 

• Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 7 p.m., "The General" (1926) starring Buster Keaton; Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline, Mass.; (617) 734-2501; www.coolidge.org. 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! Screening part of the Coolidge's long-running 'Sounds of Silents' series. Tickets $23 per person at door or online at www.coolidge.org.

 • Thursday, April 21, 2022, 7:30 p.m.: "Ben Hur" (1925) starring Ramon Novarro and a cast of thousands; The Rex Theatre, 23 Amherst St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 574-4826; https://www.palacetheatre.org/rex-theatre/. Join us for a new series of silent film programs with live music in a wonderful restored theater in downtown Manchester. In the Holy Land, a Jewish prince is enslaved by the occupying Romans; inspired by encounters with Jesus, he lives to seek justice. Based on the classic 19th century historical novel by Col. Lew Wallace. 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. Timeless silent film on the big screen! Tickets $10 per person general admission.

• Friday, April 22, 2022, 8 p.m.: "Nanook of the North" (1922) directed by Robert Flaherty; "So This is Paris" (1926) directed by Ernst Lubitsch;  Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11610 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio; (216) 421-7450. First, 'Nanook': Classic 1922 documentary tells the story of Inuit hunter struggling to survive in far-north Canada. Breakthrough film that used the motion picture camera to take audiences to far-away places ordinarily unreachable. 100th anniversary screening! And then... 'Paris' :If you like your 1920s sex comedies light and frothy, then director Ernst Lubitsch is your guy. This madcap romp, set among the sophisticated elite in the City of Light, buzzes with energy on the dance floor and elsewhere. Plus it helped popularize the Charleston! Silent film with live music at Cleveland's premier venue for great movies. 

• Saturday, April 23, 2022, approximately 4:30 p.m.: "Der Golem" (1920) at the 47th Annual Sci-Fi Marathon presented by the Case Western Reserve University Film Society, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. Live music for 'Der Golem,' a featured attraction in this year's annual 36-hour (1) sci-fi marathon at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. 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, but then complications ensue. Early German fantasy movie based on Central European folklore anticipates Frankenstein story.

• Sunday, April 24, 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.

• Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 6:30 p.m.: "Battling Butler" (1926) 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/. Our series of films newly in the public domain continues 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. Monthly silent film series at a restored moviehouse in Plymouth, N.H. 

• Sunday, May 1, 2022, 2 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

• Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 6:30 p.m.: "Bardelys the Magnificent" (1926) starring John Gilbert; The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.; (603) 536-2551; http://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/. Stand aside, Douglas Fairbanks, as John Gilbert tries his hand at swashbuckling in this big-budget MGM historical extravaganza about exploits of an unjustly disgraced French nobleman. A major film long thought lost until a single print was recently discovered in France.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.

• Saturday, May 14, 2022, 7 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. 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, May 22, 2022, 2 p.m.: "The First Auto" (1927) starring William Demarest, Barney Oldfield; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. In honor of the annual Indianapolis 500 (held next weekend), a nostalgic look back to the era when newfangled automobiles began replacing the horse and buggy. A film wiht plenty of vintage cars and some great old-time racing scenes. And yes, that's the William Demarest who went on to play "Uncle Charlie" in the 1960s sitcom 'My Three Sons.' Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged. 

 • Sunday, June 5, 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.

• Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 6:30 p.m.: "The Black Pirate" (1926) 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/. 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.

• Saturday, June 11, 2022, 7 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. 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, June 12, 2022, 2 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

• Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 7 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. 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.

• Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 7 p.m, "The Kid Brother" (1927), starring Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston; Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline, Mass.; (617) 734-2501; www.coolidge.org. Often cited as Lloyd's masterpiece, this ambitious silent film comedy/drama tells the story of Harold Hickory, youngest son of a powerful rural sheriff. When his father is unjustly jailed, Harold is forced to prove himself and clear his father's name.Screening part of the Coolidge's long-running 'Sounds of Silents' series. Tickets $23 per person at door or online at www.coolidge.org.

• Sunday, June 26, 2022, 2 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

• Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 7 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. 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. 

• 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.: "To Be Announced"; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. 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.: "To Be Announced"; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

• Saturday, July 23, 2022, 7 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. 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.: "To Be Announced"; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

• Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 7 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. 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, Aug. 7, 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. 

• Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, 7 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. 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. 13, 2022, 7 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. 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.: "To Be Announced"; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.  

• Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, 7 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. 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.   

• 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.: "To Be Announced"; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

• Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, 7 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. 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.: "To Be Announced"; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. 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, Sept. 18, 2022, 2 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. 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.  

• Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, 7 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. 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.: "To Be Announced"; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

• 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. 

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

• Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, 7 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. 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.: "To Be Announced"; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.

TENTATIVE • Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, 7 p.m.: "Nosferatu" (1922) directed by F.W. Murnau; The Colonial Theatre's "Showroom" venue, 20 Commercial St., Keene, N.H.; (603) 352-2033 https://thecolonial.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! Admission prices and more info to come.  

• Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, 7 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. 

• Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, 7 p.m.: "To Be Announced"; Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. Route 1, Ogunquit, Maine; (207) 646-3123; http://www.leavittheatre.com. 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.: "To Be Announced" (1926); Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. 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.: "To Be Announced"; Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Main Street/Route 7, Brandon, Vt.; http://www.brandontownhall.org. 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.: "To Be Announced"; Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Main Street, Wilton, N.H.; (603) 654-3456; www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com. Silent film with live music at a theater where movies have been shown since 1912. Admission free, donations of $10 per person encouraged.