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When silent films debuted nearly 100 years ago theaters would hire musicians to play alongside them. Bountiful Davis Art Center will recreate this experience all day Saturday, September 14, 2018 from 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Live pianists on two Steinway grand pianos will accompany a new movie every 45 minutes throughout the day.  Hundreds of young pianists will perform the score music.  Watch seven different movies featuring Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.

Creator Heather K. Smith says this festival is perfect for families. “The films are all age-appropriate, funny, and relatively short. Not only will this festival offer a performance opportunity for students but will also be a way to historically preserve silent films.”


Traditional cinema food and drink will be sold.


Purchase tickets at the door or online: $5 per individual show or $10 for day pass, single film family passes available for $20.  All proceeds will help offset BDAC's operational expenses to make it possible for music teachers to continue to rent the BDAC space at an affordable rate.

Special Thanks to the BDAC Silent Film Festival Committee that Includes Kimberly Marsden, Natalie Campbell, and Dianna Portzline. 


12:00 PM:  Doors Open

12:15 PM:  Buster Keaton's

                    "The Haunted House" 

                    accompanied by Jordan Knudsen


1:00 PM:    Charlie Chaplin's

                    "The Tramp"

                    accompanied by Suzanne Bailey

1:45 PM:    Fatty Arbuckle & Buster Keaton's

                    "The Garage"

                    accompanied by Lew Phelps

2:30 PM:    Buster Keaton's

                    "The Love Nest"

                   accompanied by students of

                   Natalie Campbell

3:15 PM:    Buster Keaton's 

                   "Seven Chances"

                   accompanied by Dianna Portzline

                        and Natalie Campbell

*Schedule subject to change.

Films that may be added to the schedule: 

Charlie Chaplin's "The Adventurer"

Buster Keaton's "The Goat"

Buster Keaton's "The Scarecrow"

Buster Keaton's "One Week"

Buster Keaton's "The Neighbors"

Buster Keaton's "Love Boat"


Interested in being a sponsor or advertising at the Silent Film Festival?  Your support keeps BDAC's recital venue affordable and sustains our free cultural programs.  Contact BDAC Director, Alysa Revel: (801) 295-3618 or complete the form below:


Bountiful Davis Art Center

90 N Main St. Bountiful, UT 84010

801.295.3618  ·  info@bdac.org

Tues & Wed: 10 AM - 6 PM   Sat: noon - 5 PM

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