to The Silent Clowns Film Series, NYC's
showcase for classic silent film comedy
(since 1997)! We present monthly,
year-round showings of the silent movies
of Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel & Hardy,
Lloyd, and many others, all with live
musical accompaniment by renowned silent
film accompanist Ben
. Every program features a
spoken introduction and Q&A by film
historians Bruce Lawton and Steve
Massa. Come early and read our
excellent film notes and enjoy silent-era
coming attraction slides. Our
programs, presented on a regular basis on
weekend afternoons, are geared to classic
film fans as well as to families.
excited to announce our Winter/Spring 2015
season of classic silent film programs.
Our two-season celebration of the Hal
Roach Studios — "Rockin' The Roach"
— starts in February and runs through the
summer! Click on 'now showing
above and mark your calendars…and make
sure you arrive early for good seats! The
image at right is the cover of our new
printed brochure, designed as always by Marlene
The Silent Clowns Film Series presents its
shows in the beautiful Bruno Walter
Auditorium, located in the NY Library for
the Performing Arts, at the back of
Lincoln Center. Click on the
"theatre/tkts" button above for info about
the theater and ticketing procedures.
The Silent Clowns Film
Series is dedicated to the memory of
Walter Kerr, whose landmark book, "The
Silent Clowns," was the inspiration
for our series (and its name), as well
as to the memory of William K.
Everson, Lee Erwin, David Gill, Herb
Graff, Eric James, Eleanor Keaton,
Paul Killiam, Don Krim, Don & Karl
Malkames, Warren Rothenberger and John
Rogers...and dreams that survive.
Our shows have been
presented in NYC's Upper West Side since
we began in 1997, at the 78th Street
Theatre Lab, the New-York Historical
Society, The West Side YMCA's Little
Theater, Makor, the Arclight Theatre...and
since 2010 at the Bruno Walter Auditorium
at the Library for the Performing Arts.
This film series is a
production of Silent Cinema Presentations,
Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit
organization. Silent Cinema
Presentations is supported by a generous
grant from the Ira M. Resnick Foundation,
and by funding from the New York State
Council on the Arts (NYSCA). We
encourage those of you who attend our
shows or who want to support us
financially to make a donation and become
a Friend of the Silent Clowns Film Series.
Click on 'membership info' (above) for