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Silent Film Night 2

November 17, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for Silent Film night on Friday, November 3rd and Friday, November 17th at 2 pm. 

Silent Films are movies with no synchronized recorded sound. However, traditionally silent films were always accompanied by live sounds: a pianist, a theater organist, or even a small orchestra. Early musical scores were improvised or composed of classical or theatrical repertory music. It was only around 1915 that it became relatively common for big-budget films to arrive at the exhibition theater with original specially composed scores.

The silent era (1894-1929) was the birthplace of movements such as Classical Hollywood, French impressionism, German expressionism and Soviet Montage. Silent films pioneered the art of filmmaking to the extent that virtually every style and genre of the 20th and 21st century has its roots in the silent era.

These films were often of very high quality, but time and neglect has affected the quality of the films we see today. Most silent films today are second or third generation copies already damaged and neglected due to poor handling and preservation by the industry itself.


November 17, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Library – Owego (Coburn Free Library)
(607) 687-3520
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Library – Owego (Coburn Free Library)
275 Main St.
Owego, NY 13827 United States
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(607) 687-3520
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