Silent film series kicks off with classic comedy and live music

Classics from the silent film era return to the big screen this May at the Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, which will host another season of vintage cinema with live music.

Silent classic ‘The Big Parade’ to screen with live music in Brandon

It was the “Saving Private Ryan” of its time — a movie that showed audiences combat as experienced by a soldier whose life is changed forever by the horrors of war.

Creepy haunted house silent film thriller to screen in Brandon

“The Cat and the Canary” (1927), a haunted house thriller from Hollywood’s silent film era, will be screened with live music on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., at the Brandon Town Hall and Community Center.

Sparkling, silent romantic comedy screens in Brandon — with piano

She was known as “America’s Sweetheart,” but often played assertive take-charge characters that made her a role model to movie-goers around the world.

Get back to school with a screening of ‘The Freshman’

What happens when a first-year student’s dreams of college collide with the realities of campus life?

‘Ten Commandments’ movie to screen at Brandon Town Hall

Decades before he directed Charlton Heston as Moses, filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille’s original silent version of “The Ten Commandments” (1923) wowed audiences the world over during the early years of cinema.

Buster Keaton’s ‘The General’ screens with live music in Brandon

He never smiled on camera, earning him the nickname of “the Great Stone Face.” But Buster Keaton’s comedies rocked Hollywood’s silent era with laughter throughout the 1920s.

Uproarious ‘battle of the sexes’ silent comedy to be screened in Brandon

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, in this effervescent battle-of-the-sexes comedy.

Silent film series starts up again May 14

First up is Harold Lloyd in “For Heaven’s Sake” (1926), an uproarious romantic comedy which screens on Saturday, May 14, at 7 p.m.

Buster Keaton comedy concludes silent film series

He never smiled on camera, earning him the nickname of “the Great Stone Face.” But Buster Keaton’s comedies rocked Hollywood’s silent era with laughter throughout the 1920s.

‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ screens in Brandon

The classic silent film will screen as a special Halloween program with live music by Jeff Rapsis on Saturday at the Brandon Town Hall and Community Center.

Silent comedy screens at Brandon Town Hall

Relive the golden age of screen comedy with a silent film program, complete with live music, on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m., at the Brandon Town Hall and Community Center.The evening’s featured attraction is “Tramp Tramp Tramp” (1926), a full-length com … (read more)

See silent film pioneers on screen in Brandon

BRANDON — After a year in virtual isolation it feels good to take part in an activity with a group. One activity that you could do alone is watch an old silent movie. But it is so much more fun to watch the black-and-white film spiel out in a theater with … (read more)

Silent films to resume at Brandon Town Hall

BRANDON — First the seats, then the season. The Friends of the Brandon Town Hall have announced the 2021 silent film series with the hope that the pandemic will continue to level off and patrons will be welcomed back inside. The first film —  “The Mark of … (read more)

Silent thriller to screen with live music in Brandon

BRANDON — When movies first appeared a century ago, it was only a matter of time before they tackled “Faust,” the tale of a man who consigns his soul to the Devil to obtain power in the present. At the height of the silent era, German director F.W. Murnau … (read more)