This year’s Toronto Silent Film Festival lineup boasts a truly impressive array of movies from the art form’s golden age of the mid-to-late 1920s (a period that edged into the 1930s in many places around the world). Vidor, Dreyer, Falconetti, Keaton, Ozu – these are names to conjure with. Of course, any decently knowledgeable cinéaste can assemble a nice suite of repertory favourites. The truly exciting thing about the TSFF is its ambition to place these great films within their proper context for the modern viewer – by bolstering the screenings with lectures, suitably expressive musical accompaniment and even by booking showings at historically relevant venues like the Fox Theatre.
Sound on Sight will be covering every item on the six-day schedule – which kicks off Thursday night with Carl Theodore Dreyer’s masterful La passion de Jeanne D’Arc – and we hope you’ll join us.