Showing posts with label silent movie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label silent movie. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Silent Saturdays: Early Animation Short Films - April 20 at 6 PM

Silent Saturdays start at 6 PM on four Saturdays of the month: Chris Leverone, a videographer and graphics artist from Franklin, has directed promotional and fundraising videos, and is currently a producer at Franklin TV. He developed this program of films in cooperation with the Franklin Senior Center.
  • April 20 – Early Animation Shorts,  including Steamboat Willie, The Dinosaur and The Missing Link, and other gems.

    Early Animation Shorts
    Early Animation Shorts
The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street, Franklin. The museum is open Saturday mornings from 10 AM - 1 PM and Sunday afternoons from 1 PM - 4 PM. 


When visiting the museum, please consider donating a non-perishable item for the Franklin Food Pantry. Check their current needs listing here ->   https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/get-involved/pantry-needs/


Visit the Museum online at https://www.franklinmuseum1778.com

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Chris Leverone is the first up in a new "Producers Series" as we go inside Franklin TV operations (audio)

FM #1171 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1171 in the series. 


Chris Leverone
Chris Leverone
This session shares my conversation with Chris Leverone “Levvy”. We had our discussion at the Franklin TV Studios on Monday, April 1, 2024.


We talk about 

  • The history of Silent movies, Magic lanterns

  • Documentarian, sharing stories

  • Zen Center “Pointing at the Moon” video podcasts


If you are interested in doing a project in video or audio, contact the studio with your idea. Info@Franklin.tv


The recording runs about 35 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Chris. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1169-producer-series-chris-leverone-04-01-24



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Providence Zen Center video series -> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_bcfzn6hkdTW4Vtxwt-Y8F7rPxqFKapu 



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Quite appropriately, Chris is hardly recognizable under the cover as he did camera work at the FHS Class of 2022 Graduation
Chris is hardly recognizable under the cover as he did camera work at the FHS Class of 2022 Graduation

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Silent Saturdays: "Metropolis" - April 13 at 6 PM

Silent Saturdays start at 6 PM on four Saturdays of the month: Chris Leverone, a videographer and graphics artist from Franklin, has directed promotional and fundraising videos, and is currently a producer at Franklin TV. He developed this program of films in cooperation with the Franklin Senior Center.
  • April 13 – Metropolis, is a formative film in the science fiction genre by Fritz Lang. It portrays a convincing, futuristic and totalitarian city complete with creepy robots. 
Metropolis
Metropolis



The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street, Franklin. The museum is open Saturday mornings from 10 AM - 1 PM and Sunday afternoons from 1 PM - 4 PM. 


When visiting the museum, please consider donating a non-perishable item for the Franklin Food Pantry. Check their current needs listing here ->   https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/get-involved/pantry-needs/

Visit the Museum online at https://www.franklinmuseum1778.com

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Silent Saturdays: "The Thief of Baghdad" - April 6 at 6 PM

Silent Saturdays start at 6 PM on four Saturdays of the month: Chris Leverone, a videographer and graphics artist from Franklin, has directed promotional and fundraising videos, and is currently a producer at Franklin TV. He developed this program of films in cooperation with the Franklin Senior Center.
The Thief of Baghdad
The Thief of Baghdad
  • April 6 -- The Thief of Baghdad, a Douglas Fairbanks classic with marvelous stunts and production design that brings the audience into a fanciful `Thousand and One Nights’ landscape of mischief, mystery, and intrigue.

The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street, Franklin. The museum is open Saturday mornings from 10 AM - 1 PM and Sunday afternoons from 1 PM - 4 PM. 


When visiting the museum, please consider donating a non-perishable item for the Franklin Food Pantry. Check their current needs listing here ->   https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/get-involved/pantry-needs/


Visit the Museum online at https://www.franklinmuseum1778.com



Thursday, March 28, 2024

Rep. Jeff Roy worked with Empty Bowls on a Silent Auction item

Yesterday Rep. Jeff Roy worked with Empty Bowls making a ceramic tray for the annual fundraiser on Thurs. May 23rd, 6-8pm in the FHS cafeteria.  
Tickets go on sale Monday through the pantry’s website.

Shared from -> https://twitter.com/johnsonb_ms/status/1773168494613323797

Ticket for Empty Bowls -> https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/emptybowls/

Rep. Jeff Roy worked with Empty Bowls on a Silent Auction item
Rep. Jeff Roy worked with Empty Bowls on a Silent Auction item

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

`Cinema 80’ Feature Films Continue (Free) - " The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" - March 23

Silent Saturdays start at 6 PM on each Saturday of the month (except the last): Chris Leverone, a videographer and graphics artist from Franklin, has directed promotional and fundraising videos, and is currently a producer at Franklin TV. He developed this program of films in cooperation with the Franklin Senior Center.

March 23 - "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"
Caligari is the first great film in the horror canon, and an excellent specimen of German Expressionism, with warped images and warped characters that hypnotized Weimar Germany.


"The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" - March 23
"The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" - March 23

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

`Cinema 80’ Feature Films Continue (Free) - "The Lodger" - March 16

Silent Saturdays start at 6 pm on each Saturday of the month (except the last): Chris Leverone, a videographer and graphics artist from Franklin, has directed promotional and fundraising videos, and is currently a producer at Franklin TV. He developed this program of films in cooperation with the Franklin Senior Center.

March 16 - "The Lodger"
In one of his first thrillers, Alfred Hitchcock paints a picture of paranoia and suspicion with clever camerawork and editing, as a killer stalks the streets of London.
`Cinema 80’ Feature Films Continue (Free) - "The Lodger" - March 16
`Cinema 80’ Feature Films Continue (Free) - "The Lodger" - March 16

 

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

`Cinema 80’ Feature Films Continue (Free) - "The Kid"

Silent Saturdays start at 6 PM on each Saturday of the month (except the last): Chris Leverone, a videographer and graphics artist from Franklin, has directed promotional and fundraising videos, and is currently a producer at Franklin TV. He developed this program of films in cooperation with the Franklin Senior Center.

March 9 - The Kid
The Kid is Charlie Chaplin's crowning achievement, using pantomime humor to tell a memorable and heartfelt story.

March 9 - The Kid
March 9 - The Kid

Saturday, March 2, 2024

`Cinema 80’ Feature Films Continue (Free) - A trip to the Moon

Silent Saturdays start at 6 pm on each Saturday of the month (except the last): Chris Leverone, a videographer and graphics artist from Franklin, has directed promotional and fundraising videos, and is currently a producer at Franklin TV. He developed this program of films in cooperation with the Franklin Senior Center.

  • March 2 - A trip to the Moon and other short films by Georges Méliès.
Méliès was a pioneer of special effects, using elaborately painted sets and "trick" photographic techniques to entertain some of the first movie audiences at the turn of the twentieth century.

March 2 - A trip to the Moon
March 2 - A trip to the Moon

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Cinema 80: "The Freshman" scheduled for showing at the Historical Museum Feb 24

 During February, the Museum will welcome the public to Cinema 80 – a new program of films of the 20th century, curated by Chris Leverone in cooperation with the Franklin Senior Center. Leverone, a videographer and graphics artist from Franklin, has directed promotional and fundraising videos, and is currently a producer at Franklin TV and is extremely passionate about film. 

Silent Saturdays start at 6 PM on Feb. 17 and Feb. 24.

The Freshman
The Freshman
Then, on Feb. 24 it's The Freshman, a hilarious look at college culture 100 years ago, (we are a college town after all!). Both films are about 75 minutes in length.

"We are excited to provide this free, innovative programming in a time slot that should leave people free to squeeze even more into their Saturday night," said Commission Chair Alan Earls. "The best of the silent films are amazing and just as entertaining as anything Hollywood is doing today, we are sure our Franklin audience will agree," he added.


The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street, Franklin. The museum is open Saturday mornings from 10 AM - 1 PM and Sunday afternoons from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. When visiting the museum, please consider donating a non-perishable item for the Franklin Food Pantry.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Historic Happenings for February at the Franklin Historical Museum

February at the Franklin Historical Museum puts some love in the air and takes up the proposition that Silents are golden...

For Your Valentine's...

Postal Poetry: The Art and Commerce of Valentine's Cards
The Art and Commerce of Valentine's Cards
The Second Sunday Speaker Series at the museum continues on Feb. 12, 2024 with Postal Poetry: The Art and Commerce of Valentine's Cards. Historical Commission chair Alan Earls will explore the remarkably long story of Valentine's greetings and how entrepreneurs and new technologies turned sentiment into big business in the 19th century. The story includes key Massachusetts innovators like Louis Prang and pioneering woman business leader, Esther Howland – plus images of many beautiful old cards.  A limited number of free, vintage reprint sample cards will be available at the event. Doors open at 1 and the presentation begins at 1:15 at Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central Street, Franklin, MA. FREE



Feature Films Return
Safety Last
Safety Last

Later in the month, the Museum will welcome the public to Cinema 80 – a new program of films of the 20th century, curated by Chris Leverone in cooperation with the Franklin Senior Center. Leverone, a videographer and graphics artist from Franklin, has directed promotional and fundraising videos, and is currently a producer at Franklin TV and is extremely passionate about film. Silent Saturdays start at 6 PM on Feb. 17 and Feb. 24.



The Freshman
The Freshman
On Feb, 17 Cinema 80 will screen the first of two treasures by comic genius Harold Lloyd, Safety Last, an over-the-top version of a young man trying to make good in the big city story (in this case, bustling, Jazz-Age Los Angeles). Then, on Feb. 24 it's The Freshman, a hilarious look at college culture 100 years ago, (we are a college town after all!). Both films are about 75 minutes in length.



"We are excited to provide this free, innovative programming in a time slot that should leave people free to squeeze even more into their Saturday night," said Commission Chair Alan Earls. "The best of the silent films are amazing and just as entertaining as anything Hollywood is doing today, we are sure our Franklin audience will agree," he added.

The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street, Franklin. The museum is open Saturday mornings from 10 AM - 1 PM and Sunday afternoons from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. When visiting the museum, please consider donating a non-perishable item for the Franklin Food Pantry.


Friday, April 14, 2023

Franklin's Event Outlook: April 14, 2023 to Apr 20, 2023

A sample weekend might be: Take in a choice of music Friday night at the local brewery or winery, explore the Ladybug Trail walk around downtown on Saturday, stopping for a break with a Silent Movie, and then get an 'all you can eat breakfast' on Sunday morning, and then close the weekend with a classical music concert at LiveARTS. #artshappenhere


Friday, April 14

5:00pm - Papalias Brick oven pizza (food truck)

5:00pm - TBD The Band (live music)

5:30pm - Gay Perkoski (live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)


Saturday, April 15

8:00am - Ladybug Trail Walk - anytime during the day

10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

11:00am - Silent Saturday (free silent movie showing) (Franklin Historical Museum)


Sunday, April 16 

7:30am - All you can eat Breakfast (Franklin Rod & Gun Club)

1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

3:00pm - LiveARTS: soprano Louise Toppin (LiveARTS - FUSF - Chestnut St)


Monday, April 17 

Marathon Monday 


Tuesday, April 18 - Tax Day

6:00pm - Dean Neighborhood Alliance (Dean College)


Wednesday, April 19

11:00am - Franklin Q&A

1:00pm - Senior Scribblers (writing group)


Thursday, April 20

8:30am - Town Council Office Hours

10:00am - Writer's Quiet Space


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The Franklin Art Association Art Gallery remains open during business hours at Escape into Fiction (Main St, Franklin)

Find the full Community event calendar  https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html

The Cultural calendar displays only the cultural events      https://www.franklinculture.org/things-do/pages/calendar

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6

The Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found  https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26 


Franklin's Event Outlook: April 7, 2023 to Apr 13, 2023
Franklin's Event Outlook: April 7, 2023 to Apr 13, 2023

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Franklin Cultural District: Puppets, movie 4 teens, silent movie Saturday, concerts, drama, winter farmers market and more #artshappenhere



Wednesday, February 22

1:00pm - Mr. Vinny's Shadow Puppets (Franklin Public Library)

1:00pm - Senior Scribblers (writing group) (recording session at Franklin TV studio)

5:30pm - Teen Interactive Movie Screening (Franklin Public Library)

7:00pm - Harriet Tubman: She Came to Slay! –Virtual (Franklin Public Library)


Thursday, February 23

10:30am - Snowflake Sing-Along (Franklin Public Library)

6:00pm - Community Conversations (Franklin Public Library)

6:00pm - Creative Writing Workshop Informational Meeting (Escape Into Fiction) 6:00pm - HeartStopper Book Club (Middle-High School) (Escape Into Fiction)

7:30pm - Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play (ticketed event) (Dean College)

Friday, February 24

5:30pm - KJ's Con (live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)

7:30pm - Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play (ticketed event) (Dean College)

Saturday, February 25

10:00am - Winter Farmers Market (Fairmount Fruit Farm)

10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

10:30am - Winter Beach Party  (Franklin Public Library)

11:00am - Silent Saturday: The Freshman (free silent movie)  (Franklin Public Library)

11:00am - Yoga in the Taproom (ticketed event) (67 Degrees Brewery)

2:00pm - Highwaymen Concert with Matt York  (Franklin Public Library)

2:00pm - Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play (ticketed event) (Dean College)

5:30pm - Wicked West (live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)

7:30pm - Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play (ticketed event) (Dean College)

8:00pm - Tracy Grammer (with Jim Henry) Concert (ticketed event) (Circle of Friends Coffeehouse)


Sunday, February 26

1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

2:00pm - Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play (ticketed event) (Dean College)


Tuesday, February 28
6:00pm - Poetry for the People (open to all) (Escape Into Fiction)
7:00pm - Book Club - Kindred (open discussion) Franklin Public Library)


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The Franklin Art Association Art Gallery remains open for viewing (and purchasing the art displayed) during business hours at Escape into Fiction (Main St, Franklin)

Franklin Art Association Art Gallery
Franklin Art Association Art Gallery
Visit the Cultural District page ->  https://www.franklinculture.org/

Find the full Community event calendar  https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6

The Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found  https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26 

Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here!
Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here!