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

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EVENT DETAILS

March 8, 2015

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.

March 28, 2015

The Marriage Circle

Louisville Center for the Arts

Spruce and Grant
Louisville, Colorado

I will be playing piano for this charming Ernst Lubitsch film. The Marriage Circle is a comedy of misplaced attraction, centered around two married couples in Vienna. Professor Stock wants a divorce, and his wife Mizzi wants the excitement of illicit romance. When Mizzi decides to seduce her best friend's husband, it livens up all of their lives in ways none of them expect. This was a ground-breaking comedy, with humor derived from reactions and adult situations. It shows a refreshing lack of Victorian attitudes on the part of all of the characters. Incidents that would have thrown D.W. Griffith's pure-of-thought virgins into a faint, are met here with just a wry, knowing smile.

April 24, 2015

The Thief of Bagdad

Denver, CO

The Denver Silent Film Festival has an amazing lineup of films this year. Reserve April 24-25 for this amazing event.

May 10, 2015

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.

May 28-31, 2015

San Franicisco Silent Film Festival

Castro Theater
San Francisco, CA

Fun, fun, fun! An entire weekend of silent film at the best film festival in America. Best movies, best audience, best venue, best collection of musicians. Be there.

July 26, 2015

Ramona

The Rialto Theater
Loveland, 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 1884 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.