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Silent film fans, the time has come to rejoice! Now on the second Saturday of every month, get ready to receive The Silent Treatment: our ongoing series of artfully chosen feature films from all corners of the pre-sound era — choice picks that are rarely screened theatrically, or are not available on DVD! Curated by film archivists/TST Newsletter publishers Brandee Cox and Steven Hill, The Silent Treatment showcases a wide variety of early cinema in the best available formats for film lovers with an enthusiastic and adventurous spirit. For breaking news on what films/special guests will be on tap for future shows, check out TST’s Facebook fan page! In addition, get the lowdown on all your favorite silent stars and filmmakers with TST’s bi-monthly digest, available for free download at the Silent Treatment website!


"DON Q SON OF ZORRO" Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Astor, 1925
9/12 - 2PM
$12/free for members

For this month’s SILENT TREATMENT, Cinefamily presents the RARELY SEEN sequel to The Mark of Zorro: Don Q, Son of Zorro!

Loosely based on a 1909 novel (Don Q.’s Love Story, a mother and son collaboration), this 1925 film begins with a careless mistake that unleashes a glut of drama of aristocratic proportions, complete with runaway bulls, duels, grand society balls, and lots of tumultuous romance. Douglas Fairbanks, aka “The King of Hollywood,” dominates the film, producing and starring in a double role, spookily playing both father and son (Don Q and Zorro)!

This special screening will be introduced by Fairbanks’ biographer Jeffrey Vance, and will feature live accompaniment from Cliff Retallick!

Dir. Donald Crisp, 1925, 35mm, 111 min.