Retroformat Silent Films recreates the original moviegoing experience of in-person screenings with live musical accompaniment, introducing new generations to the joy and power of early cinema. Our sole mission is to educate and inspire enthusiasm for the art and history of silent film.
Three Cutting Edge Live Film Series!
1. We are proud to partner with the Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43 to bring you some of the greatest silent classics several times a year.
2. The Music Box Cinema, with monthly screenings of great silent films plus great live musical acts at the historic Woman’s Club of Hollywood building.
3. Retroformat: Rare Silent Gems on 8mm and 16mm Film is now in its tenth year at the Steven Spielberg Screening Room of the American Cinematheque’s (formerly Grauman’s) Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
Live musical accompaniment is provided for all films by our Musical Director Cliff Retallick, L.A.'s premiere live film accompanist.
We have many exciting, special projects planned. Check back often!
Our programs often include special guests (like actor Paul Dooley, shown left in a special tribute to his idol, Buster Keaton) and focus on social issues, diversity and trailblazing female filmmakers. Please help us continue by making a tax deductible contribution now: