Toronto Silent Film Festival-Opening Night- Our Dancing Daughters
Live Cinema-experience silent classics with live improvised music
Opening Night for the 3rd annual Toronto Silent Film Festival "Where images and music do the talking"
We start with the ultimate flapper film--Our Dancing Daughters from 1928--the film that made Joan Crawford one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. It's a love letter to the Jazz Age and all its short skirts, smart Art Deco nightclubs, bootleg gin and Charleston dancing. Diana Medford, aka Dangerous Diana, is sassy, beautiful and smart: the quintessential late-20s rebel. But behind the flirting and the late night persona is a heart of gold. Diana secretly falls in love with the handsome Ben—and her gold-digging best friend, Ann, sets her sights on him too. May the best girl win!
Plus, as an added bonus, Animation from the Lawless Days. Celebrating the birth of animation. Tonight's short will be Cinderella 1922 made by pioneering woman animator Lotte Reiniger.
Also included in the programme will be modern animation with THE BEST OF TUFF (TORONTO URBAN FILM FESTIVAL)
Live musical interpretation by ANDREI STRELIAEV on piano.
Runs: Mar 29, 2012
At: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto
Ticket purchase URL: www.torontosilentfilmfestival.com
Innis Town Hall is located in the Innis College building on the University of Toronto's downtown campus, on St. George Street just south of Bloor Street. It is a five minute walk from the nearest subway stop, St. George Station
For more information contact:
Toronto Silent Film Festival
Phone: 416 461.9287