California Festivals


Catalina Island Silent Film Festival

May 13, 2023

Sherlock, Jr. on Friday, May 13, 2022, 6:30-9 p.m.

Catalina Museum - Ackerman Family Amphitheater
217 Metropole Avenue
Avalon, CA
Tickets $25, 
(310) 510-2414 On Friday night event takes place  at

Evening under the stars with Jay Mason, woodwinds, and silent film historian and author John Bengtson, introducing comedy film, Sherlock Jr. (1924) starring Buster Keaton. Film features  live improvised accompaniment by renowned pianist and composer Michael Mortilla. 

Blood and Sand on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 12:30-3 p.m.

Avalon Casino Theatre
1 Casino Way
Casino Building
Avalon, CA 90704
Cost: $23-28,
(310) 510-2414,  

Comedy short, The Campus Carmen, with live accompaniment by Michael Mortilla.  Next, watch the 100th anniversary screening of the 1922 film, Blood and Sand starring Rudolph Valentino and Lila Lee with live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla & The Accompanists. 

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