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Toronto Silent Film Festival: 1000 Laffs: Her-Larious Women of Comedy

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The Royal

608 College Street

Toronto, ON M6G 1B4

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Women in Film

While it’s fairly easy to find short films featuring male comedians from the silent era, it’s still uncommon to see many in which women step on the comic banana peel of life (outside of Mabel Normand that is). This year’s programme aims to remedy that and show the comic range of the Silent Queens of Comedy. Be warned: the laughter is contagious.

Mabel Normand is the nickel-a-dance taxi dancer who “chases the bluebird of happiness without catching a feather”.

Gal pals Anita Garvin & Marion Byron, a team that's been described as the Female Laurel & Hardy go on a double date with two skinflints and things get a bit messy. This is a revial of one of our most asked for comedy shorts.

Wild and wonderful Louise Fazenda & Phyllis Haver in Hearts and Flowers

Alice Howell, once as well known and loved as any male comedian, is Cinderella Cinders, complete with overly enthusiastic pancake flipping and identity switching. No wonder she was called the Female Charlie Chaplin.

Special guest appearance by Colleen Moore in clip from her hit Ella Cinders. Programme introduced by Silent Comdey programmer and expert Chris Seguin.

Live Piano Accompaniment by Tania Gill

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

If you are purchasing a senior or student priced ticket, please show appropriate id when checking in at our ticket desk. Seniors are 65 yrs. and older, Student is High School, College or University. Children are welcome at the student price.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

College 506 Streetcar stops very close to the venue at Clinton. Car parking is limited to side street. There are a couple of Green P lots close by

What can I bring into the event?

The venue asks that you refrain from bringing in outside food or drink.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

email: torontosilentfilm@gmail.com Please be aware that responses will be very limited on the afternoon of the screening as we are either setting up or a screening is in process.

What's the refund policy?

Tickets can be refunded up to 7 days prior to the screening.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please check in at our ticket desk with your printed ticket or e-ticket

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The Royal

608 College Street

Toronto, ON M6G 1B4

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