Kittanning's Only Annual Film Festival


Each year St. John's Lutheran Church provides a free evening of silent films with live musical accompaniment and refreshments.

218 N. Jefferson St., Kittanning, PA 16201

(724) - 548 - 2051

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Grant Award for Silent Film Orchestra!

The Armstrong County Community Foundation has provided St. John's Lutheran Church with a $1900.00 grant for 2012!  

This generous grant will allow us to provide a live theatre orchestra to accompany the main film showing for the 2012 - 6th Annual - St. John's Lutheran: Silent Movie Night.

Our feature film that evening will be A Modern Musketeer (1917) and will be accompanied by an eleven piece theatre orchestra under the direction of Mr. Stephen Lipnichan of Pittsburgh.

As organizers of the Silent Movie Night, Jeff Boarts and I would like to thank St. John's for their continuing support of the arts in the Kittanning, and the wider Armstrong County community, we are grateful that St. John's continues in the fine Lutheran tradition of seeing art and music as an extension of God's love and our response to it.  Soli Deo Gloria!

We would also like to thank the dedicated and very generous donors, staff, and trustees at the ACCF for considering our application, and granting us this wonderful financial gift.

More details about the film program, our orchestral approach to the film's musical accompaniment, the ACCF and the orchestra's personel will follow.

To visit the Armstrong County Community Foundation website, please click below:

Armstrong County Community Foundation

Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Modern Musketeer...

It's official, we will be showing 

A Modern Musketeer (1917), 
directed by Allan Dwan, 
and starring 

Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. 

February 17th, 2012 
at 7 p.m.

The film will be shown free to the public with live orchestral accompaniment.  Orchestra under the direction of Mr. Stephen Lipnichan of Pittsburgh.  Projection will be via DVD projector onto a 22 x 18 foot screen.  Open seating in the church nave; doors will be open to the public at 6:30 p.m.  Running time, approximately 70 minutes.

A short comedy film will proceed A Modern Musketeer, the short is tentatively set to be Buster Keaton's classic 2 reeler, One Week, running time approximately 22 minutes.  With live organ accompaniment by Eric W. Cook

There will be an intermission between our two films.

The program should conclude shortly before 9 p.m.

There will be no snow date.

Refreshments will be available, also free of charge.

Special thanks to Mr. David H. Shepard, owner of A Modern Musketeer, for licensing and screening permission.