Silent Films Find an Audience Again

Silent Films at NYC’s Film Forum has been offering newcomers and silent film enthusiasts the opportunity to view classics backdropped with live music for the past 40 years—and Steve Sterner, the program’s piano accompanist, has spearheaded the task for the last 35. But a large portion of the audience is comprised of viewers who have lived less than half that span: for example, “Shane Fleming, 14, of the East Village, is among the young fans driving the silent film renaissance. He started watching silent movies when he was seven,” Mengqi Sun, of the Wall Street Journal, writes. Read more about the renewed popularity of silent film at WSJ.