For those looking for classic, silent cinema, search no farther than the Silent Film Society of Chicago’s Silent Summer Film Festival.
Now in its 3rd year, the Silent Summer Film Festival showcases the glamorous actors and actresses of the golden age of cinema like sexpot Clara Bow, and the elegant Gloria Swanson.
Metropolis (1927): Fritz Lang’s amazing film about a man who creates a robot in the form of a woman who inspires, but the robot goes on to create chaos.
Sadie Thompson (1921): Raoul Walsh’s version of Somerset Maugham’s novel Rain starring Gloria Swanson and Lionel Barrymore.
Kings of Comedy 2: A tribute to the Funnymen of the Silent Screen.
Please call 773.736.4050 or click here for more information.
The Silent Summer Film Festival is held at the Portage Theater at 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.