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

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April 13th, 2014

The Lodger

Egyptian Theater

7:30 p.m.

Mont Alto will be presenting the newly restored BFI print of The Lodger, Alfred Hitchcock's third film. In this "tale of the London fog," a mysterious man rents rooms in a neighborhood where a serial killer has murdered seven blonde women. When he starts courting the blonde daughter of the house, her parents and fiancée worry... could this man be the killer?

May 11th, 2014

Tea Dance

Avalon Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Ave

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

Tango, onestep, waltz, and foxtrot to the sounds of the Mont Alto Ragtime and Tango Orchestra, joined by singer Susan Rogers. A free lesson (in Waltz) 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.

May 29-June 1, 2014

San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Castro Theater
San Francisco, CA

Mont Alto will be presenting three film scores at the San Francisco Silent FIlm Festival! They have not been publicly announced yet, but range from adventure to comedy to romance. SF's combination of the best in projection, audience, musicians, and architecture makes it among the best places to watch movies anywhere in the world.

July 2, 2014


Chatuaqua Auditorium
9th and Baseline Boulder, CO

7:30 pm

An American widow in Paris (Edith Maranet) is struck by an honest act by a French child, and offers to adopt him and give him a modern education. Gribiche agrees, since he feels he's an impediment to his mother's remarriage, but he has trouble adapting to the strict schedule set by his schoolmasters. A warm, masterfully directed and often quite funny movie, with excellent location scenes of Paris in the 1920s.

July 16, 2014

The Black Pirate

Chatuaqua Auditorium
9th and Baseline Boulder, CO

7:30 pm

Douglas Fairbanks infiltrates a band of pirates to avenge his father's death in this Technicolor romp. Writing his own script, Fairbanks included absolutely everything piratical from buried treasure to swordfights to walking the plank to broadside cannonades. This screening will be accompanied by the Silent Film Trio, Hank Troy on piano, Ed Contreras on percussion, and Rodney Sauer on accordion. Avast there!

August 6, 2014

The Kid Brother

Chatuaqua Auditorium
9th and Baseline Boulder, CO

7:30 pm

Harold Lloyd is the youngest in a family of burly mountain lawmen in this excellent coming-of-age comedy. A charming love story, excellent comedy, and a rousing stunt-filled finale make this one of Mont Alto's most popular film events.