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

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EVENT DETAILS

July 2, 2014

Gribiche

Chatuaqua Auditorium
9th and Baseline Boulder, CO

7:30 pm

In post-war Paris, a rich American widow is struck by an honest act by young Gribiche, 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 scenes shot on location in Paris.

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!

July 26, 2014

Steamboat Bill Jr.

The Little Snake River Museum
Savery, WY

 

The Little Snake River Museum is having a celebration to open a new Saloon exhibit. In honor of that, I'll be traveling up there to play some ragtime piano at the saloon at 2 pm, play for a dance (called by Pat Danscen) at 4 pm, and accompany my 16 mm print of Steamboat Bill Jr., at 6:30 pm.

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.

September 14, 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 11, 2014

Silent Movie

Louisville Arts Center
Spruce and Grant
Louisville

 

A movie in perhaps the world's most intimate setting -- five musicians and maybe eighty in the audiece! Movie to be announced.

October 14, 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 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 1888 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 two different silent films, 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.

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 1888 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.