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, October 1.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, October 1, 6:30pm
Cinema in the Cemetery
Screening of Beetlejuice (1988)
@ the Ithaca City Cemetery with a Wharton Studio clip playing before the feature presentation.
FREE: Suggested $7 donation supports cemetery preservation efforts. Rain date: 10/2/22
Details at historicithaca.org/friendsofithacacitycemetery
Co-sponsored by Wharton Studio Museum
Sunday, October 2, 4:00pm
Screening of Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) starring Buster Keaton
@ The State Theatre, 107 West State St./Martin Luther King St., downtown Ithaca
Live music by Djug Django, Jr.
More details at https://stateofithaca.org/info-page-sg/e/silent-movie-under-the-stars-revisited-424552847997/
Made possible by Ithaca Attorneys Littman & Babiarz
Presenting Sponsor of Silent Movie Under the Stars is M&T Bank
Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16
Lit. Women of Silent Film brought to you by the Finger Lakes Film Trail
Join us for a weekend-long tribute to three Ithaca authors whose books were adapted into silent films.
This event is produced by WSM & Historic Ithaca
Presenting Sponsor of Lit. Women is Odyssey Bookstore
Friday, October 14 at 6pm -- Opening night launch party for Lit. Women at Odyssey Bookstore, 115 West Green St. (lower level), downtown Ithaca
RSVP and more details at fingerlakesfilmtrail.org/lit-women-event-page
Saturday, October 15
10:30am -- Guided Walking Tour of Ithaca's Historic Theaters. Meet at "The Biggest Little Movie City" display at the Harold Square Building on the Commons. Tickets and details at historicithaca.org
2:00pm -- From Novel to Screen: Ithaca's Literary Women of Silent Film
Presentations and Q&A at Marcham Hall, 836 Hanshaw Road in Cayuga Heights.
FREE: RSVP at fingerlakesfilmtrail.org/lit-women-event-page
7:00pm -- Screening of Tess of the Storm Country (1922) starring Mary Pickford. At Cinemapolis, 120 East Green St., downtown Ithaca. Tickets and details at cinemapolis.org
Anytime -- Walk this Play: Headphone Walking Plays
Follow the paths of Ithaca's moviemaking era with two self-guided downloadable headphone walking plays: Storm Country (2016) produced by The Cherry Arts takes place in Itahca's West End; and The Missing Chapter (2018) produced by Wharton Studio Museum and The Cherry Arts takes place in Stewart Park.
$5. suggested donation download fee
Download the walking plays at any time at thecherry.org/walk-this-play
Wednesday, October 19, 7:15pm
NOSFERATU (1922) Presented by Cornell Cinema
Screening of this classic film takes place at Sage Hall on Cornell University's campus
With live music by the Invincible Czars; Co-sponsored by Wharton Studio Museum
Tickets and details at cornellcinema.eventive.org
Friday, October 28, 5:00-6:30pm
Sip & Draw with Ithaqa Comic Book Creator Michael Watson
Bring your drawing supplies for a relaxing evening of creative exploration with Michael Watson, creator of the Ithaqa comic book series.
At Buffalo Street Books in the DeWitt Mall, 215 N. Cayuga St.
Details at buffalostreetbooks.com
Presenting Sponsor of Silent Movie Month
Collaborating Sponsor for Silent Movie Month