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Telluride to Celebrate Historic Sheridan Opera House's 100th Anniversary with 'A Night at the Movies: 1913'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood August 15, 2013 at 2:58PM

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Telluride Film Festival and the 100th anniversary of the fest's historic Sheridan Opera House theater, the festival will present "A Night at the Movies: 1913" on August 27. The program includes 90 minutes of short films covering a range of genres, including a featured drama directed by D.W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish -- who originally appeared on the Opera House stage.
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Outside the Sheridan Opera House during the Telluride Film Festival
Outside the Sheridan Opera House during the Telluride Film Festival

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Telluride Film Festival and the 100th anniversary of the fest's historic Sheridan Opera House theater, the festival will present "A Night at the Movies: 1913" on August 27. The program includes 90 minutes of short films covering a range of genres (such as a thriller, a newsreel and a slapstick and romantic comedy), including a featured drama directed by D.W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish -- who originally appeared on the Opera House stage.

All films will have live piano accompaniment by renowned guest Rodney Sauer.

Tickets are $25 for general admission, and go on sale August 16 at noon; all proceeds benefit the Sheridan's campaign to renovate its entryway. 

This article is related to: Festivals, Telluride Film Festival, Telluride


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.