In 2022, the Vintage Film Festival will return to its traditional 3rd weekend in October timeslot: October 21st, 22nd & 23rd.

The Festival is held at Port Hope's Capitol Theatre and organized by the Marie Dressler Foundation.

The theme for the 2022 Vintage Film Festival is "breakout roles" with thirteen great films which made one of their cast members a star, or vaulted an actor to a new level of renown.

  • James Dean in East of Eden (Elia Kazan, 1955)
  • Cary Grant in The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey, 1937)
  • Boris Karloff in Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931)
  • Elizabeth Taylor in National Velvet (Clarence Brown, 1944)
  • Norma Shearer and Lon Chaney in He Who Gets Slapped (Victor Seastrom [Sjöström], 1924)
  • Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl (William Wyler, 1968)
  • Gene Wilder in The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1968)
  • Cybill Shepherd in The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich, 1971)
  • Edward G. Robinson in Little Caesar (Mervyn LeRoy, 1931)
  • Jacques Tati in M. Hulot's Holiday - (Jacques Tati, 1953)
  • Marion Davies in Little Old New York - (Sidney Olcott, 1923)
  • Alan Ladd in This Gun for Hire (Frank Tuttle, 1942)
  • Carole Lombard in Twentieth Century (Howard Hawks, 1934)

There is definitely something for everyone here! Every decade from the Teens to the Seventies is represented, as well as a huge range of vintage film genres: melodrama, gangster, horror, screwball comedy, film noir – as well as classic drama and comedy, and even something for the young people. As usual, we've made sure to schedule a musical, a foreign film offering, and two silent films which will be presented with live piano accompaniment.

In addition, during lunch break on Sunday, Festival Pass holders will be able to participate in a seminar by Heather Bacock on the subject: Dangerous Dames: Celebrating the Women of Pre-Code Gangster Movies


Festival Pass - all 13 movies $79 (incl fees)

Festival Pass including lunch at Sunday seminar - $94

Individual movies - $10

See Vintage Film Festival Web site for program details and to buy tickets: https://vintagefilmfestival.com/