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Bursaries

Did you know that the Marie Dressler Foundation offers Bursaries to students in Northumberland.  Full details at the Marie Dressler Foundation site here.

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2020 Festival.

September 25, 26, 27, 2020

Film Trivia 2018

Have you taken the Trivia Quiz based on the 2018 program?  Try it here.

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The Vintage Film Festival

Twenty eight years ago (1992), a group of film enthusiasts involved in the restoration of the Marie Dressler house had a wild idea. Why not hold a festival showing the films in which Marie Dressler had starred? This seemingly fantastic idea grew into the present form in which we show a variety of films generally made before about 50-60 years ago.  We will often, although not always, include a film starring Marie Dressler.

For more on Marie Dressler and the Marie Dressler Foundation, please go to the Marie Dressler Foundation Web site here.

The weekend is best enjoyed as an event and not just a collection of great movies. We start with a featured movie, then there's our Gala Reception followed by two films.  Then on Saturday we show a collection of five movies that range from very old, silent films starring Mary Pickford, Erich von Stroheim or Douglas Fairbanks, to talkies and musicals. On Sunday we show four movies and include a lunch time seminar with a knowledgable speaker.

Bursaries by Marie Dressler Foundation

Money raised by the festival goes to the Marie Dressler Foundation and one of their activities is to provide bursaries for students in Northumberland High Schools. For more information, please go to the Marie Dressler Foundation Web site.

Venue and Date for 2020

Note the dates for the 2020 Vintage Film Festival: September 25,26, 27. Also note that all screenings and events are to be at Port Hope's 'atmospheric' Capitol Theatre. [Map here].

The 2020 Festival will be held

September 25, 26, 27, 2020

Theme: Based on a True Story

For earlier News, go to the News page.