TSFF Preview: Variety (1925)

Posted by Brandy Dean March 22, 2012 6 Comments 2495 views

variety-e.a. dupont-toronto silent film festival

Grab your socks ladies and gentlemen, because the 2012 Toronto Silent Film Festival closes with the box office smash of 1925, E.A. Dupont‘s Variety. A masterpiece of German expressionism starring Emil Jannings (because what masterpiece of German expressionism doesn’t star Emil Jannings?), Variety is famous for “the swinging camerman.” This is a rarely screened silent era gem, so be sure to catch it this go round.

As a matter of fact, Variety is so rarely screened that I’ve never seen it. I could recapitulate a synopsis but I won’t. Suffice it say, there’s acrobats, murder, sex, Emil Jannings, and a camera man on a trapeze. ‘Nuff said. This is the movie to come out for (though you should totally come out for all of them) and to miss it would be a tragedy.

Okay, okay… a little teaser. To wet your whistle, here’s a video essay on Variety with commentary by Kristin Thompson, author of The Frodo Franchise and co-author of Film Art: An Introduction and Film History: An Introduction.

YouTube Preview Image

Satisfied? Now go secure your tickets from Toronto Film Festival right now!

Screening Details:

Variety

Musical Interpretation: Laura Silberberg

Tuesday April 3, 2012
8pm (doors open 7:30pm)
Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave Toronto
Tickets $15.00

Plus: “Animation from the Lawless Days” The Cameraman’s Revenge 1912 Ladislaw Starewicz

The Force That Through the Green Fire Fuels The Flower 2011 directed by Otto Kylmälä UK/Finland

The Toronto Silent Film Festival Program

March 29 – Our Dancing Daughters

March 30 – Tabu: A Tale of the South Seas

March 31: Blood and Sand

April 1: 1000 LAFFS: Playmates

April 2: The Italian Straw Hat

About Brandy Dean

Social media consultant, blogger for hire, and lover of classic movies and silent films.

View all post by Brandy Dean Visit author's website

There are 6 Comments

  1. Pingback Toronto Silent Film Festival Preview « Pretty Clever Films

  2. Pingback TSFF Preview: Tabu – A Tale of the South Seas (1931) « Pretty Clever Films

  3. Pingback TSFF Preview: Blood and Sand (1922) « Pretty Clever Films

  4. Pingback TSFF Preview: Our Dancing Daughters (1928) « Pretty Clever Films

  5. Pingback TSFF Preview: 1000 Laffs – Playmates « Pretty Clever Films

  6. Pingback TSFF Preview: The Italian Straw Hat (1927) « Pretty Clever Films

Write Your Comment

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.