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April 6, 2018

Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

IU Cinema, Bloomington Indiana • 7 pm • Free but ticketed

The ambitious avant-garde documentary by Vertov reveals life in the new Russia. A new score, compiled according to Vertov's detailed instructions, will be played by Rodney Sauer (compiled photoplay music on piano and accordion) and Molly Sauer (percussion and effects). See details at the Indiana Cinema website.

April 27, 2018


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'll be playing four different films at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival!

August 1, 2018


Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder Colorado

In Harold Lloyd's last silent film, he goes to great lengths to save New York City's last horse-drawn streetcar. But that's just the excuse of a long set of comic set-pieces that serves as a love letter to New York City, Coney Island, and baseball; including a memorable cameo by Babe Ruth.

August 15, 2018

Beggars of Life (1928)

Chautauqua Auditorium, 7 pm

Louise Brooks and Richard Arlen take to riding the rails to escape a manslaughter charge. In this moody adventure set in hobo subculture, America is shown as a place of formless threats and constant danger. Recently restored by the George Eastman Museum, this is widely regarded as Louise Brooks' finest American film. " Beggars of Life, Sauer and company are once again authoritative and expressively pitch-perfect. But the players are not there to lead, distract or showboat, but to underscore, strictly in partnership with the film."

September 9, 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.