Monday, February 27, 2012

The Artist(s): Classic Silent Film Series

The New York State Writers Institute is pleased (possibly even smug) to announce that the next five films in the Classic Film Series will be rediscovered masterpieces of the SILENT CINEMA.

We also wish to note that (in a move that demonstrates our remarkable ability to anticipate public taste in cinema, or maybe just plain luck) the films for our silent film series were selected in October 2011, well in advance of any Oscar buzz for The Artist.

Films will include a compilation of some of the very first silent films ever made, Electric Edwardians on 3/2, Mary Pickford's Daddy-Long-Legs on 3/30, F. W. Murnau's Faust on 4/13, the pioneering Soviet satire Bed and Sofa on 4/20, and the Swedish sex comedy, Erotikon on 4/27.

Picture: Erotikon.