October is Silent Movie Month — 10th Annual! For full list of Silent Movie Month events CLICK HERE.

 

In 2012, Mayor Myrick proclaimed October as Silent Movie Month in Ithaca to highlight the region’s role in early American moviemaking. Join the celebration this year — its 10th —  with virtual and in-person events, and WSM’s ongoing multimedia exhibit at the Tompkins Center for History & Culture. In this unusual year, we're expanding Silent Movie Month into November!

Our first event of Silent Movie Month 2021 is Thursday, October 14th.

More details about other Silent Movie Month events coming soon, so check the website often for updates.

LIST OF EVENTS

Thursday, October 14th, 7-8pm

Serial Style: The Business of Being Irene Castle
A virtual presentation by Denise N. Green, Associate Professor of Fashion Design in the College of Human Ecology, where she also serves as Director of the Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection.
Click here for more information.

Wednesday, October 27th, 7-8:30pm

Patrick Conway & his Famous Ithaca Band
A virtual presentation by local historian and Visiting Lecturer at Cornell who, since 2011, has taught a class about Cornell history.
Presented by Friends of Stewart Park as part of its Stewart Park Centennial Zoom Series. Click here for more information.

Saturday, November 13th, 7:15pm

A Fool There Was (1915) starring Theda Bara and Edward Jose with live musical accompaniment
At Cornell Cinema
1915 > USA > Directed by Frank Powell
Click here for more information.

Thursday, November 18th, 7pm

The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema
Presented by Historic Geneva
A virtual presentation by Barbara Tepa Lupack, historian and author who has written extensively on American literature, film, and culture, including Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema (Cornell University Press, 2020)
Click here for more information.

Serial Style: The Business of Being Irene Castle -- ONGOING EXHIBIT

This multimedia exhibit featuring never before seen ephemera related to Irene Castle is curated by Wharton Studio Museum and the Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection at the Tompkins Center for History and Culture. It's on display during Silent Movie Month and through February 2022. Open Wednesday through Saturday 10am-5pm. The exhibit is part of The History Center's expansive installation Breaking Barriers: Women's Lives and Livelihoods.

Silent Movie Month 2021

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