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Silent Cinema Showcase

Oct. 28–Nov. 20
Four early announcements appear below. The full series lineup will be announced in Sept.!

The Silent Cinema Showcase returns with another selection of newly restored screen classics and rare gems from the silent era. Silent filmmaking was an art form unto itself, one that sound films may have replaced, but did not necessarily surpass. Join us for one of the largest showcases of silent cinema in North America and meet some of the dedicated and talented musicians who bring these films to life with their inventive accompaniment, including Ben Model, Andrew Simpson, Donald Sosin, Joanna Seaton, Anvil Orchestra (formerly Alloy Orchestra), Not So Silent Cinema and Silent Orchestra, who will kick things off with our annual screening of F. W. Murnau's NOSFERATU on October 28 in celebration of the film's 100th anniversary.

Tickets $15/$13 AFI Members, except where noted.

Silent Cinema Showcase Pass on sale now: $175/$150 AFI Members. The pass grants you admission for one to every film in the Showcase, at a significant discount! Click "Gifts & Passes" at the top of this page to purchase.

$5 Tickets $5 Tickets
3D Movie 3D Movie
70mm Film 70mm Film
Book Signing Book Signing
Door Prizes Door Prizes
Double Feature Double Feature
FREE Screening FREE Screening
Guest Intro Guest Intro
Guest Q&A Guest Q&A
Live Musical Accompaniment Live Musical Accompaniment
Open Captioned Screening Open Captioned Screening
Opening Night Opening Night
Reception Reception