Le Giornate del Cinema Muto: 4-11 October 2008

Wayne M. Gore - Mar 31, 2008
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Le Giornate del Cinema Muto is the world’s largest silent-film festival taking place in Pordenone, Italy. The Cineteca del Friuli, the festival provider, was founded in 1977 in Gemona, Italy, by young scholars Piera Patat and Livio Jacob, when the city was at the height of its reconstruction after the earthquake of 1976. The film archive originated with a private collection, which also provided the basis for the Silent Film Festival inaugurated in 1982. The itinerant show of old silent films eventually found a stable home in Pordenone and the festival has become a recognized international event, attended by historians, archivists and enthusiasts from all over the world...

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