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The Mont Alto Orchestra's schedule of silent films and dances

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EVENT DETAILS

October 4, 2014

Politically Incorrect Movie Night

7:30 pm •$15

Dorothy & Frank's Dance Barn
11965 Wasatch Road
Longmont, CO 80504

Join us for naughty, experimental, and otherwise politically incorrect silent films featuring live accompaniment by Rodney Sauer, burlesque with the charming and classy Vivienne Vavoom, and flowing bathtub gin. Cut the cards or cut a rug after the show. 20s attire admired.

The films are highly entertaining, but they are titles that I am leery of presenting at more mainstream venues due to ethnic stereotyping, nudity, and/or drug use.

$15 suggested donation; proceeds to benefit Our Center.

Password and secret knock provided, send me an email.

Show starts at 7:30. Please come on time so you don't interrupt the show!

October 11, 2014

Ramona

Louisville Arts Center
Spruce and Grant
Louisville

7:30 pm •  $10

 

Ramona (Dolores Del Rio) is the ward of a wealthy ranch owner in early California. Though courted by the ranch owner's son, she falls in love with a young Indian -- but this leads her into a world of racial discrimination. Based on the hugely popular and influential 1884 novel by Colorado resident Helent Hunt Jackson, this film was considered lost for decades. But thanks to the Czech Film Archive and the Library of Congress, a new English language print has been made available in 2014. in a very intimate setting -- five musicians and maybe eighty in the audiece!

Doors open at 7. I recommend arriving early for best seating.

October 12, 2014

Tea Dance

Avalon Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder

2 - 5 pm •$15 / $10 students / volunteers free!

Tango, onestep, waltz, and foxtrot to the sounds of the Mont Alto Ragtime and Tango Orchestra, with singer Susan Rogers. A free lesson will be given at 1 pm by Jim X. Borzym. The Avalon Ballroom is the largest and most pleasant dance floor in Boulder County, and the music is excellently played and eminently danceable.

October 13, 2014

Ramona

Giffels Concert Hall
Univeristy of Arkansas
Fayetteville

Time TBA
Free

Mont Alto appears courtesty of the Native American Film Symposium. Ramona (Dolores Del Rio) is the ward of a wealthy ranch owner in early California. Though courted by the ranch owner's son, she falls in love with a young Indian -- but this leads her into a world of racial discrimination. Based on the hugely popular and influential 1884 novel by Helent Hunt Jackson, this film was considered lost for decades. But thanks to the Czech Film Archive and the Library of Congress, a new English language print has been made available in 2014.

October 17, 2014

Ramona

Z-Arts
Springdale Utah

See Ramona in the area it was filmed! Ramona (Dolores Del Rio) is the ward of a wealthy ranch owner in early California. Though courted by the ranch owner's son, she falls in love with an Indian sheep shearer -- but this leads her into a world of racial discrimination. Based on the hugely popular and influential 1884 novel by Helent Hunt Jackson, this film was considered lost for decades, but thanks to the Czech Film Archive and the Library of Congress, a new English language print was made available in 2014.

This presentation will be with solo piano.

October 21–26, 2014

TCM Classic Films Cruise

From Canaveral to Castaway Cay and Key West

We have been invited on the TCM Classic Films Cruise! We'll be accompanying Buster Keaton's The Navigator, and John Barrymore's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (and watching a whole bunch of other films!). There will also be a lively jazz band along for dancing. Details at the TCM Cruise Web Site.

October 31, 2014

Blackmail

Rialto Theater
224 East 4th Street
Loveland, Colorado

7 pm • $12

Alfred Hitchcock's last silent film (remade as his first talkie) is a tight, well-made thriller. A woman commits murder in self-defense, but as usual the cover-up is worse than the crime as her boyfriend--a policeman--is assigned to the case, and a mysterious stranger attempts to use his knowledge for his own gain.

With Mont Alto playing in the pit of an authentic 1920 movie theater, this is the best way to experience a silent film. Tickets available online from the Rialto Theater website.

November 4, 2014

Ramona

Bud Warner Library
Steamboat Springs, CO

Ramona (Dolores Del Rio) is the ward of a wealthy ranch owner in early California. Though courted by the ranch owner's son, she falls in love with an Indian sheep shearer -- but this leads her into a world of racial discrimination. Based on the hugely popular and influential 1884 novel by Helent Hunt Jackson, this film was considered lost for decades, but thanks to the Czech Film Archive and the Library of Congress, a new English language print was made available in 2014.

Our presentation in Steamboat Springs is part of the Bud Werner Library's "One Book Steamboat" program for 2014.