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February 23, 2018

Why Be Good?

Kansas Silent Film Festival

The vivacious comedienne Colleen Moore is perfect in the role of Pert Kelly, a shop girl by day and a championship Charleston dancer by night. The very image of a modern gal, she has a wild reputation but lives at home with mom and dad. When the boss’s son Winthrop Peabody Jr. (Neil Hamilton) falls for her, Pert gets the ax. But Junior is still smitten and he devises a test to convince Winthrop Senior of Pert’s virtue.

February 24, 2018

Filibus: The Mysterious Air Pirate

Kansas Silent Film Festival

This surprising science fiction film from 1915 features a villainess who flies to her crimes in a steam-powered dirigible, and often disguises herself as a man. She takes on the detective Hardy, and plots to make him think that he's the thief.

February 24, 2018

Amarilly of Clothesline Alley

Kansas Silent Film Festival

Mary Pickford plays a resourceful Irish girl from the tenements who is courted by two very different men in this romantic comedy.

March 11, 2018

Tea Dance

Avalon Ballroom • 6185 Arapahoe Road • Boulder Colorado • 2-5 pm

Tango, waltz, foxtrot, or do the vintage one-step or two-step to the original music of the ragtime dance craze. Playing music from 1900 through 1930, the Mont Alto Ragtime and Tango Orchestra, with singer Susan Rogers, plays for dancing on the best dance floor in Boulder. Vintage or semi-formal attire encouraged.

March 18, 2018

Wings (1927)

Longmont Museum • 2 pm

The winner of the first Academy Award is a sweeping epic of fighter pilots in the Great War. Charles "Buddy" Rogers and Richard Arlen fight the Germans and quarrel over Esther Ralston, but the real find is Clara Bow as a friend who joins the Women's Motor Corp. The highlight of the film is a series of dramatic air battles, filmed from the very airplanes that were leftover from the actual war, and a large-scale recreation of the Battle of St. Mihiel. Our score is based loosely on the New York Premiere score composed and compiled by J.S. Zamecnik, and requires a pit crew of sound effects people for the battle sequences.

April 27, 2018

Chicago

Alamo Draft House • Denver Silent Film Festival

Phyllis Haver as Roxie Hart in the startlingly cynical silent-film version of the story of corrupted justice.

April 29, 2018

The Phantom of the Opera

Turner Classic Movies Festival, Hollywood

This will be Mont Alto's third appearance at the Turner Classic Movies Festival! We will be accompanying Lon Chaney's great Phantom of the Opera! Lon Chaney plays a deranged genius who coaches and controls an opera star from secret passages in the Paris Opera House. With Technicolor sequences, including the wild Bal Masqué.

May 30–June 4 2018

San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Castro Theater, San Francisco

Titles to be announced, but we've been offered the chance to play two or three different films at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival!