November 11, 2018
Faulkner Concert Hall, 2 pm, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the end of the Great War, we present one of the most impressive films set in World War I. Richard Arlen and Charles "Buddy" Rogers are American flying aces, while Clara Bow enlists in the Women's Motor Corps. Impressive scenes of aerial combat and huge battle sequences convey the horrors and power of war. The Mont Alto Orchestra has recreated a version of J.S. Zamecnik's original New York Premere score, and will be joined by a "pit crew" of sound effects producers.
November 30, 2018
Old First Concert Series
Old First Concerts, 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, California, 8 pm
The Mont Alto Orchestra will have its first formal concert in San Francisco. Presenting the artistry of silent film music composers ranging from J.S. Zamecnik (who studied with Antonin Dvorak) to Henry Hadley (the first conductor of the San Francisco Symphony), this will be a unique opportunity to hear film music without the film. More info at https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org
December 1, 2018
The Red Kimona
Castro Theater, San Francisco, 12:00 noon
Produced by Dorothy Davenport, The Red Kimona is a based on the true story of Gabrielle Darcy, who was seduced and forced to live as a prostitute in New Orleans, and her difficulty in turning her life around. Told very much from a woman's perspective, the film addresses head-on the problems of having a "past reputation" in American society. New score commissioned for this event! For tickets, visit the San Francisco Silent Film Festival website
December 1, 2018
7 pm • Castro Theater, San Francisco
This tale of romance in the streets and garrets of Paris features one of our most romantic scores. One of the films nominated of the first Academy Awards, and a well-deserved winner for Janet Gaynor as Best Actress and Frank Borzage as director, this ethereal tale of a damaged woman who encounters a confident, idealistic man established Fox as a great film company. For tickets, visit the San Francisco Silent Film Festival website
December 2, 2018
Rafael Theater, San Rafael CA. , 4:15 pm, $20/$18/$10.
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. For details, see the Rafael Film Center website
January 13, 2019
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.
April 26, 2019
Denver Silent Film Festival, Alamo Drafthouse, Denver
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.
April 28, 2019
Beggars of Life (1928)
Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley Colorado
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. "...in 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."