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

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EVENT DETAILS

April 27, 2016

Daughter of Dawn

University of Arkansas
Fayetteville

A long-lost feature film with "An all Indian cast, shot in Indian country," Daughter of Dawn (1920) was recently added to the National Film Registry for its cultural importance in presenting a dramatization of Kiowa and Comanche tribes and portraying their way of life.

April 29-May 1, 2016

Denver SIlent Film Festival

Alamo Draft House Cinema

7301 S Santa Fe Dr. Unit #850

Littleton, Colorado

A full weekend of silent films, romance, comedy, and adventure. We'll be presenting a new score for one of the most impressive epics of the silent screen: Ben Hur. Jewish prince Ben Hur accidentally injures the new Roman ruler of Jerusalem, and is condemned by his childhood friend to slavery on Roman galleys. He's liberated during a pirate attack, and returns to challenge Massala in a chariot race in Antioch. Some of the most impressive sets, costumes, and special effects of the silent era bring to the screen a Jerusalem, Rome, and Antioch that are larger and more impressive than the originals!

Rodney Sauer will also be accompaning the charming first film version of Peter Pan at 12:30 on Saturday, and a set of excellent short comedies at 6 p.m.

For more on this weekend, visit the Denver Silent Film Festival web site.

May 7, 2016

Three Funny Films

Boulder Public Library

George Reynolds Branch, 11:00 a.m.

Rodney continues his popular series of short comedies at the Boulder Public Libraries.

I'll be showing three movies from actual film, from my own collection:

Do Detectives Think? Laurel and Hardy are a pair of detectives hired to protect a judge from an escaped convict with a score to settle.

Limousine Love. In this movie, Charley Chase is on his way to his wedding when he accidentally ends up with a naked woman in the back of his limousine. Can he get rid of her before his bride finds out?

The Goat. Buster Keaton’s terrible luck changes when he’s mistaken for a notorious criminal.

May 8, 2016

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 13, 2016

The General

Columbia Theater
Longview Washington

 

Railroad engineer Buster Keaton is rejected by the Confederate Army and by his sweetheart, Annabelle (Marion Mack). But when Northern spies kidnap both Annabelle and The General (his beloved train engine), it sets in motion cinema’s most perfectly structured comic epic.

Accompanied by Rodney Sauer on piano in a vintage theater!

May 15, 2016

Steamboat Bill Jr.

Kiggins Theater
Vancouver, Washington

 

A curmudgeonly riverboat captain (Ernest Torrence) receives a visit from his long-lost son (Buster Keaton), who turns out to be a dandy college kid who wears foppish clothes and plays the ukulele. But when fate intervenes—in the form of a hurricane— Buster proves he has the strength and courage of his father. This comedy features some of the most incredible stunt work of Buster’s career.

Accompanied by members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, with Rodney Sauer on piano.

May 21, 2016

One Week
The Kid Brother

Casino Theater
Avalon (Catalina Island), California

 

Buster Keaton attempts to build a house from a kit in seven days in One Week. Also, Harold Lloyd is the youngest in a family of burly mountain lawmen in this excellent coming-of-age comedy.

May 21, 2016

One Week
The Kid Brother

Casino Theater
Avalon (Catalina Island), California

 

Buster Keaton attempts to build a house from a kit in seven days in One Week. Also, Harold Lloyd is the youngest in a family of burly mountain lawmen in this excellent coming-of-age comedy.

June 2–5, 2016

Beggars of Life
Mothers of Men
Les Deux Timides
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San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Castro Theater

San Francisco

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival is the premeire venue in America for seeing silent movies. The combination of perfect architecture, perfect projection, and pretty good music makes this a mecca for film fans from all over the world. Mont Alto will be presenting three films, including two world-premiere scores for world-premiere restorations!