The State Library of NSW in partnership with the Silent Film Festival are presenting three silent films in June through August.

Film program:

  • Sunday 9 June at 2pm | The Hound of the Baskervilles (1929) – with live music & English subtitles | Flicker Alley, 1929, 66 minutes

This German Silent mystery film is an adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes novel The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle.

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  • Sunday 7 July at 2pm | South (1919) | The British Film Institute, 1919, 80 minutes

Sydney born Frank Hurley made this acclaimed film record of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s heroic but ill-starred attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914-16. It is both a unique historical document, and a tribute to the indomitable courage of a small party of men who set out on a voyage of discovery that turned into an epic struggle for survival.

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  • Sunday 4 August | Don’t Change Your Husband (1919) – with live music | Blackhawk, 1919, 80 minutes

An early Cecil B DeMille film with the delightful Gloria Swanson the star in the amusing battle between the sexes.

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For more information visit the Silent Film Festival website.

Event details

Where: Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
When: Sunday 9 June at 2pm, Sunday 7 July at 2pm, Sunday 4 August at 2pm
Cost: $25.50 – $30.50 | General Admission $30.50 / Concession $25.50 / State Library of NSW Friends Members $25,50
Contact: 0419 267 318
Please note: Bookings are being managed by the Silent Film Festival not the State Library of NSW.

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