The Silent Film Society of Chicago just announced its lineup for their summer film festival, one of our favorite events of the season. The festival runs on Friday nights from July 20 through August 24 at the Portage Theater in Chicago.

This year will bring us some comedy from Harold Lloyd, some action from Douglas Fairbanks, drama and mystery from John Barrymore and adventure from Fritz Lang along with other great stuff.

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Greta Garbo - Mysterious Lady

The Silent Film Society of Chicago just announced its 2011 Silent Summer Film Festival, one of our favorite summertime traditions. Running for six Fridays at 8 PM from July 22 to Aug. 26 at the Portage Theater, this year’s festival brings a great cross-section of classic silent films to the big screen.

Here’s what’s coming up:

  • July 22: A Girl in Every Port (1928) starring Louise Brooks, with organ accompaniment by Jay Warren. Pre-show music provided by Renee Baker and The Chicago Modern Orchestra Project.
  • July 29: Why Change Your Wife? (1920) with Gloria Swanson. Organ accompaniment by Tim Baker.
  • August 5: Heart O’ The Hills (1919) with Mary Pickford. Organ accompaniment by Jay Warren.
  • August 12: Sunrise (1927) directed by F. W. Murnau. Special event night! Live photoplay accompaniment by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
  • August 19: The Cardboard Lover (1928) with Marion Davies. Organ accompaniment by Tim Baker.
  • August 26: The Mysterious Lady (1928) with Greta Garbo. Organ accompaniment by Jay Warren, with pre-show music by the Rajiv Halim Sextet with vocalist Linda Collins.

Complete details and ordering information are available at the Silent Film Society of Chicago’s website.

We’ll see you there!

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