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Playhouse 100

Film Festival

February 3 & 4, 2024

Sierra Madre Playhouse
87 W Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

This exceptional festival transports you back to the golden age of cinema, where silent films reigned supreme. Each screening is accompanied by the enchanting piano melodies of renowned pianist Frederick Hodges, whose virtuosity and charisma have graced stages worldwide.



Film historian Lara Gabrielle will be your guide, introducing these cinematic gems and sharing insights into the era. The festivities kick off with a gala presentation of Harold Lloyd's timeless classics, "Girl Shy" and "Hot Water," introduced by Harold Lloyd's granddaughter, Suzanne Lloyd Hayes.

Curated by Lara Gabrielle, a distinguished biographer and Marion Davies expert, this festival promises a journey through history and a celebration of the magic of silent cinema. Don't miss this extraordinary event that brings the past to life through the magic of film and live music.

Pianist Frederick Hodges, recognized as one of the world's best concert pianists, will transport you through time with his exceptional talents, enhancing the cinematic experience. His extensive repertoire, spanning from classical masters to American legends like Gershwin and Porter, guarantees an unforgettable musical backdrop to these timeless cinematic treasures.

Join us in commemorating a century of entertainment at the Sierra Madre Playhouse with this unforgettable Silent Film Festival. Step back in time, revel in the nostalgia, and be captivated by the magic of the silver screen, all accompanied by the enchanting melodies of Frederick Hodges. Get ready for a journey through the heart of cinema history!


12 PM: Comedy shorts, including Chaplin and Keaton (60mins)

4 PM: Secrets (108mins) Star: Norma Talmadge Director: Frank Borzage

8 PM: Hot Water (59mins) Star: Harold Lloyd Directors: Frank Newmeyer, Sam Taylor


12 PM: Girl Shy (89mins) Star: Harold Lloyd Directors: Frank Newmeyer, Sam Taylor

4 PM: Helen’s Babies (85mins) Star: Baby Peggy Director: William Seiter

8 PM: Sherlock, Jr. (45mins) Star and director: Buster Keaton

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