Silent Movie Month

October is Silent Movie Month — 11th Annual

If it’s October, it’s Silent Movie Month in Ithaca! Join Wharton Studio Museum and many local arts, history, and culture organizations — and bookstores — in celebrating Silent Movie Month. This October marks the 11th year of this month-long event honoring Ithaca’s movie history and the magic of silent film! Our first event is Saturday, […]

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Race Films Race Matters

Digital Program on Race Films from Finger Lakes Film Trail

Race Films/Race Matters: Starting Conversations About Race in America premiered one year ago and is still going strong! The digital series features five important race films, corresponding video presentations about each film by scholars from Cornell University, Ithaca College, University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill, the George Eastman Museum, and Ithaca High School; and other resource […]

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Literary Women

Lit. Women of Silent Film runs October 14-16, 2022

A series of linked events highlights three Ithaca women writers—Grace Miller White, Maude Radford Warren, and Ruth Sawyer—whose literary works inspired silent films during the early days of the film industry. For details about Lit. Women of Silent Film events visit

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Silent Movie Under the Stars Cancelled

Silent Movie Under the Stars CANCELED for 2022!

  We are terribly disappointed to have to call off our 12th Silent Movie Under the Stars due to rain, thunder and lightning last night and, unfortunately, because more of the same is predicted today, our rain date for  Sunday, August 21.   Thank you so much to everyone who came out to Taughannock last […]

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Marcella W.

Quiet on the Set! Film Festival– It’s a Wrap for 2022

Quiet on the Set! was a roaring success on the afternoon of June 4th at Cinemapolis, with an enthusiastic audience cheering on the fourteen wonderful films by thirteen to eighteen year-olds from throughout the Southern Tier. Thank you to festival Presenting Sponsor, the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, for its generous […]

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Silent Movie Under the Stars

Join us for the 12th Annual Silent Movie Under the Stars

  Saturday, August 20 is our 12th annual Silent Movie Under the Stars, a silent film with live music under the night sky at Taugahnnock Falls State Park!! This event is FREE and family friendly!  Featuring: Buster Keaton’s “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” Bring a chair, bring a blanket, bring your family & friends—it’s going to be […]

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From Nickeloden to Movie Palace

  Join WSM on Saturday, May 21 at 1pm at The Dryden Theater at the George Eastman Museum for From Nickelodeon to Movie Palace, the fourth and final lecture in Finger Lakes Film Trail’s Making Noise About Silent Film: Conversations About Cinema, Culture and Social Change series. Presenter is Ken Fox, Head of Library and […]

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Student Film Festival Returns in June 2022!

  The Screening & Awards Ceremony for Quiet on the Set!, WSM’s student film festival is set for Saturday, June 4th, 2022 at 4pm at Cinemapolis in downtown Ithaca.   Join us for our fifth festival of short silent films by youth in the Southern Tier.  We have a wealth of entries this year and a wonderful […]

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