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Silent classic film fest features 8 comedies and historic dramas

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The Organ Loft 2002 Silent Classic Film Festival will feature classic comedies amd historic dramas:

Jan. 10, 11: Buster Keaton goes South to claim an inheritance and falls in love with the daughter of a rival clan in "Our Hospitality" (1923).

Jan. 31, Feb. 1: In honor of the Olympic search for gold that is almost here, Charlie Chaplin and Mack Swain will join "The Gold Rush" (1925) in California.

Feb. 28, Mar. 1: Buster Keaton's favorite of his own films, "The General" (1927), features a Civil War story of a stolen train.

Mar. 14-15: A special presentation of D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation" (1915), a landmark in American filmmaking, will be shown in two parts: Part I on Mar. 14; Part 2 on March 15.

Mar. 28, 29: Cecil B. DeMille's story of Christ, "The King of Kings" (1927), will highlight the Easter season.

April 18, 19: Douglas Fairbanks celebrates Arabian Nights in the imaginative "The Thief of Bagdad" (1924).

May 2, 3: "Pop Goes the Comic" is comprised of three shorts by French comic Max Linder (who made films from 1905-1924 and influenced Charlie Chaplin).

The Organ Loft is located at 331 Edison Street (just east of State Street at 3300 South). Seats are $5 (except for "The Birth of a Nation," which will charge $7.50). For more information, call 485-9265.