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Toronto Silent Film Festival: SENSATION SEEKERS-Canadian Premiere

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The Royal

608 College Street

Toronto, ON M6G 1B4

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Women In Film Spotlight

Canadian Premiere of the new Restoration

The Sensation Seekers is one of the few surviving works of the innovative and visionary Lois Weber (1879-1939). In 1914 Weber became the first American woman to direct a feature-length film with The Merchant of Venice. In 1916 she became the highest paid director of either sex in Hollywood. Her outrage regarding the hypocrisy surrounding society’s outlook on the changing social status of women is noted in numerous films. During her career, she pioneered the use of split-screen techniques in Suspense (1913), tackled abortion and birth control in Where Are My Children? (1916) and was provocative enough to provide Hollywood with its first instance of female full-frontal nudity in Hypocrites (1915). As a screenwriter, she penned the first big-screen version of Tarzan of the Apes (1918). She also discovered and served as mentor to several acclaimed actresses.

In Sensation Seekers, “Egypt” is a hedonistic party girl in pursuit of her own agenda and making no apologies while doing it. Engagement to the social leader of the fashionable Long Island jazz set doesn’t mean Egypt doesn’t have a bit of a roving eye either. When she’s arrested in a roadhouse raid, she’s unrepentant even when her church going mother, trying to avoid scandal, arranges with the young Reverend for her release.

Her wild reputation sets off a vicious whisper campaign against them both by the church’s congregation whose hypocrisy doesn’t extend to their own twisted views. It all ends with a thrilling finish.

It has all the glamour, glitz and Art Deco touches one expects from a top studio production plus a terrific performance by a now forgotten Billie Dove.

Live Piano Accompaniment by Juno nominated Fern Lindzon

This film presentation would not be possible without the generous support of NBC/Universal

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

No, but be aware, this film contains adult themes and may not be suitable for children

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

The College 506 streetcar stops very close to the venue. You can catch it from Queen's Park Subway. Car parking is limited on College (metered) and side streets. There are a couple of Green P lots close by.

What can I bring into the event?

The venue asks that you do not bring outside food or drink into the venue. The Royal is licenced .

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

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

What's the refund policy?

You may get a refund on your eventbrite ticket up to 7 days prior to the day of the screening.

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

You can check in at our ticket desk with either a printed ticket or e-ticket

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The Royal

608 College Street

Toronto, ON M6G 1B4

Canada

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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