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Fri, 01 Dec


Rex Cinema, Wareham

Wareham Silent Film Weekender: South West Silents

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Wareham Silent Film Weekender: South West Silents
Wareham Silent Film Weekender: South West Silents

Time & Location

01 Dec 2023, 19:30 – 03 Dec 2023, 23:00

Rex Cinema, Wareham, 14 West St, Wareham BH20 4JX, UK

About the Event

South West Silents is thrilled to announce our very first ever Silent Film Weekender. A chance to gather and celebrate everything silent film under one roof with beautiful new restorations and with some incredible live music. Situated at the magnificent Rex Cinema in the heart of the stunning town of Wareham, we can't think of a better place to host our first ever silent film festival. Thanks to its picturesque interiors and fabulous heritage, The Rex is perfect to showcase the best of the silent era.

This first edition of the Wareham Silent Film Weekender highlights two key figures in the early history of Hollywood. In fact, the pair ended up becoming Hollywood's first major couple. Mary Pickford (1892-1979) and Douglas Fairbanks (1883-1939) would both become powerhouses in their own right and yet, became incredibly important for both their careers.

The line-up for both Pickford and Fairbanks highlights their early years and gives us a chance to see how both artists developed their crafts over the course of a decade or so. We start and end both strands with key titles in their filmography.

Thanks to our friends at the Mary Pickford Foundation we have been allowed exclusive access to the recent restorations that the Foundation have been working on over the past few years and given the Wareham Silent Film Weekender SIX UK Premieres!

With the Rex as a backdrop as well as the great live music we will have the first Wareham Silent Film Weekender will be an  fantastic experience for everyone!

The Wareham Silent Film Weekender is supported by BFI Film Audience Network.

Lineup for the entire Weekender can be found here and tickets can be bought from the Rex Cinema Box Office

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