Silent film has a long history in Colorado. The popularity of Wild West themed films meant many were shot here in the late 1800s and early 1900s. But the advent of so-called talkies saw the once popular movie genre, with its characteristic piano accompaniment, silenced. Today the Denver Silent Film Festival aims to bright these films back into the spotlight.
"You never hear anyone say 'Vermeer, oh, old painting' — or 'Shakespeare, ugh, old theater.'" said festival artistic director Howie Movshovitz, "I reject that notion entirely. I think that this is full-fledged, absolute, legitimate cinema. And when people come to watch it, they're knocked out by it."
For details regarding upcoming events with the Denver Silent Film Festival, visit their website at: http://denversilentfilmfest.org/events