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    SF Silent Film Festival Director Anita Monga Talks the Highlights of One Delirious Movie Weekend (CLIPS)

    Most of my peak movie experiences of the year so far occurred at the one unmissable film event of the year for me: the venerable San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

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    Meet Nell Shipman, 'Girl from God's Country' and Silent Film Pioneer Who Fled Hollywood for Idaho (VIDEO)

    It was 1920 when Nell Shipman, a silent film starlet and screenwriter from Canada who broke into Hollywood as a teenager, packed up her 10 year-old son, director-lover and 70 abused animal actors and left Tinseltown for the Idaho wilds. Boise-based filmmaker Karen Day is now working a new documentar...

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    NFPB Study Reveals Staggering Loss of Early Silent Films

    Having just released “The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912-1929," a comprehensive survey of the silent era of motion pictures that began a century ago, the Library of Congress reveals that a startling amount of early silent films have become quite literally a thing of the past.

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    Alarming New Report from Library of Congress Says 70 Percent of America's Silent Films Are Lost and Gone Forever

    The National Film Preservation Board and Library of Congress have revealed a depressing if perhaps unsurprising new study claiming that 70 percent of America's silent films, dating between 1919 and 1929, are gone forever.

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    Milestone Films Crowdfunds 'NotFilm,' A Documentary About Samuel Beckett's Legendary 'Film' Starring Buster Keaton

    Milestone Films is crowdfunding "NotFilm," a documentary about the making of Samuel Beckett's legendary "Film."

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    5 Highlights from Women Film Pioneers Project: African-American Women in Silent Film, Women Camera Operators and More

    Last week, we wrote about Columbia University Libraries' newly launched Women Film Pioneers Project, a compendium of film resources and material seeking to reverse the historical fallacy that the film production process is and always has been male-dominated. Here are some highlights from the project...

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    Silent Comedy Scholarship

    I pored over every page of this book with great interest, from his intricate historical notes to his detailed filmographies. And just when you think you’ve reached the end of this massive volume, he offers a bonus:

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    New And Notable Film Books

    Roman Polanski once said, “You have to show violence the way it is. If you don’t show it realistically, that’s immoral and harmful."

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    BLANCANIEVES

    It’s almost impossible to write about this black & white silent film without mentioning last year’s sleeper "The Artist." Some critics have chosen to praise the Spanish import at the expense of its Oscar-winning predecessor—perhaps because it was drummed into the front ranks by Harvey Weinstein’s ag...

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    SEEING DOUBLE: RARE FILMS IN ALTERNATE VERSIONS

    UCLA Film and Television Archive is giving film buffs in Los Angeles an unprecedented opportunity to view six pictures from the transitional period from silence to sound in dual versions, back to back.

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