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2024 Festival.

October 18, 19, 20, 2024

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:

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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