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Silent Film Third Thursdays at the Oceanside Public Library this Fall

Oceanside CA—SHHHHHH, it’s the Library… The Oceanside Public Library will be continuing the popular Silents in the Library program, where classic silent films are screened in the Foundation Room at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway at 6:00 pm, on the third Thursday of every month.  Open to all ages.

On August 16 at 6:00 p.m., join us for F. W. Murnau’s 1926 Faust (1:47).  In this epic battle of good and evil, Murnau illustrates the rejection of realism in this early art form, in favor of the power of the medium of film to re-envision truths not possible in real the world.

On September 20 at 6:00 p.m., we return to the slapstick comedy of Charlie Chaplin with his 1925 film, The Gold Rush (1:11). This is Chaplin’s most famous work, and his last film made before the popularity of “talkies” changed the landscape of silent film.

On October 18 at 6:00 p.m., join us for a screening of Der Golem (1:00), directed by and starring Paul Wegener.  This 1920 classic example of German Expressionism is included in Steven Jay Schneider’s book 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die.

The Library will be continuing this Silent Film Thursday at the Library on the third Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. Stay tuned for more titles and themes!

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library and is open to the public. For more information about programs and services, please visit the library’s website at www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call (760) 435-5600.