Mystic & Noank Library showing silent film shot in Mystic, Westerly

A locally shot and produced silent black-and-white film, “Silent Times,” will be shown at 6 p.m. May 25 at Mystic & Noank Library.

The film, shot in Mystic, Westerly and Hartford, was directed by Christopher Annino of Groton as part of Tag Team Friendship Productions LLC of Mystic.

A suggested $5 donation will go to the Andrea Tegan Post Memorial Fund to help struggling artists.

The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the cast and crew.

“Silent Times” is a Roaring-Twenties escapade set in a fictional New England town.

Westerly native Geoff Blanchette plays the lead role of a small-time crook turned vaudeville theater owner. The film is a loving homage to the silent films of the 1920s and 30s, and features a wide cast of characters based on archetypes and personalities common in those films.

Actors from the region and beyond include David Blair, Bill McNally, Enzio Marchello, Brian Olsen, Kim Laabs, Kristina Joyce Utt, Joel Melendez, Tyquan Anderson, Row Dasilva, Melody Lucas, Elena Bright, Veronica Convery, Anna Convery and Dexter Herron.

World Wrestling Entertainment legend Brian Blair also stars, along with Olga Kurkulina, star of “Kick Ass 2.” Other actors include Kadrolsha Ona, “Queen of the Paranormal”; Carole, Sunny The California Girl from G.L.O.W. (Patricia Summerland) and Ric Silver, creator of the “Electric Slide” dance.

Others with roles include comedian/ magician Skip Daniels and WWE legend Ron Bass.


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