Newhallywood Film Festival

Film's 'Silent Era' lasted roughly from 1895 to 1930. During this time thousands of dialogue-free films were shot in Southern California, many in the area around Newhall in the Santa Clarita Valley. In fact, Newhall became so popular for filmmaking that it took on the nickname - "Newhallywood."

Come watch screenings of more than a dozen silent films including Mary Pickford’s Little Annie RooneyThe Mark of Zorro starring Douglas Fairbanks, and classic silent horror films The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and The Golem.

Enjoy a pop-up exhibit and explore rarely-seen props, costumes, and other memorabilia donated by the superstar couple to the Natural History Museum. Visit family-friendly activities in William S. Hart Park and Museum throughout the festival weekend, and enter the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society’s train station which will be converted into “Slapstick Junction,” for screening short silent film comic gems for audiences of all ages.

Attend film screenings at nearby Newhall locations, along with a special screening of Singin’ in the Rain, and so much more!  

Two special kick-off events are scheduled for Friday, February 14th and include “Bustour” Keaton, a bus tour of various Hollywood film locations, and Valentine’s Day dinner with a screening of Douglas Fairbanks’ Technicolor feature, The Black Pirate

FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14

10 am - 3 pm: “Bustour” Keaton Guided bus tour of Hollywood silent film sites (Meets at Hart Hall)  [Ticketed event]

6:30 pm - 10:30 pm: A Pickford♥Fairbanks Valentine Dinner Valentine’s Day dinner featuring a screening of The Black Pirate with live accompaniment (Hart Hall) [Ticketed event]

11 pm: Silent Screams Late-night screenings of the horror masterpieces, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and The Golem (The MAIN)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15

10 am - 3 pmSlapstick Junction Silent film comedies screened in a nickelodeon-type atmosphere (Saugus Train Station)

10 am - 3 pm: Barnyard Animal Meet & Greets  Junction (Hart Park Barnyard)

10 am - 5 pm: Pickford & Fairbanks Pop-Up Exhibit Costumes, props and other memorabilia from Pickford and Fairbanks films will be on display (Hart Hall)

11 am - 4 pmOpen House (William S. Hart Museum)

1 pm: Talk  with Cari Beauchamp, Mary Pickford Foundation, and Tracey Goessel, Douglas Fairbanks Biographer (Hart Hall) 

2 pm: Film screening Little Annie Rooney, a classic family-friendly film written by and starring Mary Pickford with live accompaniment by Andy Gladbach (Hart Hall)

3:30 pm: Film screening of the beloved musical, Singin' in the Rain (Newhall Family Theater)

7 pm: Film screening of silentOscar® winner Wild Bill Wellman’s Wings introduced by the director’s son, William Wellman, Jr. (Newhall Family Theater)

11 pm: Abstract Cinema Late Show A late-night party, featuring contemporary silent films (The MAIN)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16

10 am - 3 pmSlapstick Junction Silent film comedies screened in a nickelodeon-type atmosphere (Saugus Train Station)

10 am - 3 pm: Barnyard Animal Meet & Greets  Junction (Hart Park Barnyard)

10 am - 5 pm: Pickford & Fairbanks Pop-Up Exhibit Costumes, props and other memorabilia from Pickford and Fairbanks films will be on display (Hart Hall)

11 am - 4 pmOpen House (William S. Hart Museum)

1 pm: Panel discussion with David Pierce, Library of Congress, and Stan Taffel, Private Collector  (Hart Hall)

2 pm: Film screening He Comes Up Smiling (Hart Hall)

2:15 pm: Film screening The Mark of Zorro with live accompaniment by Scott Lasky (Hart Hall)

4:30 pm: Film screening and walking tour of Ramona on location (Rancho Camulos)

 

 

Sunday, February 16

William S. Hart Park
24151 Newhall Ave, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Website

https://hartmuseum.org/newhallywood-s...

Event Type

Arts & Culture, Film, Official City Events, Old Town Newhall

Age Range

All Ages

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Arts, Old Town Newhall, Tourism

Community Location

Newhall

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