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October 21, 22, 23, 2022

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Great news! Beginning next year, the Vintage Film Festival will return to its traditional 3rd weekend in October timeslot. Mark your calendars for VFF 2022 on October 21st, 22nd & 23rd!

The theme for our 2022 Vintage Film Festival is "breakout roles". We'll be sharing thirteen great films which made one of their cast members a star, or vaulted an actor to a new level of renown. Check out this programme!

  • James Dean in East of Eden (Elia Kazan, 1955)
  • Cary Grant in The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey, 1937)
  • Boris Karloff in Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931)
  • Elizabeth Taylor in National Velvet (Clarence Brown, 1944)
  • Mary Pickford in Tess of the Storm Country (Edwin S. Porter, 1914)
  • Cybill Shepherd in The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich, 1971)
  • Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl (William Wyler, 1968)
  • Gene Wilder in The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1968)
  • Edward G. Robinson in Little Caesar (Mervyn LeRoy, 1931)
  • Sophia Loren in Two Women (Vittorio DeSica, 1960)
  • Norma Shearer and Lon Chaney in He Who Gets Slapped (Victor Seastrom [Sjöström], 1924)
  • Alan Ladd in This Gun for Hire (Frank Tuttle, 1942)
  • Carole Lombard in Twentieth Century (Howard Hawks, 1934)

There is definitely something for everyone here! Every decade from the Teens to the Seventies is represented, as well as a huge range of vintage film genres: melodrama, gangster, horror, screwball comedy, film noir – as well as classic drama and comedy, and even something for the young people. As usual, we've made sure to schedule a musical, a foreign film offering, and two silent films which will be presented with live piano accompaniment. (The silent movies feature Canadian-born Mary Pickford and Norma Shearer, who will be joining Cobourg's own Marie Dressler as stars of the new Canadian Women in Film Museum: https://www.cdnwomeninfilm.ca/.)

Plan to join us next October, at Port Hope's beautiful Capitol Theatre, for the Vintage Film Festival!

Rick Hill, Chair
Vintage Film Festival Committee
Marie Dressler Foundation

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