Coming Attractions: Silent Movies!

  Aug. 8, 1920, Humoresque  

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is presenting Summer of Silents, nine selections chosen from movies that were awarded Photoplay magazine’s  Medal of Honor. Except for “The General,” the films will be shown on Monday nights at 7 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., starting June 13 and concluding Aug. 8. Most presentations will include opening remarks by a film historian.

A pass for the series is $25 ($20 for Academy members and students). Tickets for individual films go on sale June 1.

The films are:

June 13, "Humoresque" plus "One Week" (1920), Cari Beauchamp.

June 20, "Tol'able David" plus "Never Weaken" (1921), David Shepard.

June 27, "Robin Hood" plus "Pay Day" (1922), Jeffrey Vance.

July 11, "The Covered Wagon" (1923) plus fragments of "Abraham Lincoln" (1924) and 3-D images from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923).

July 18, "The Big Parade" (1925), Kevin Brownlow.

July 20, "The General" (1927), Kevin Brownlow.

July 25, "Beau Geste" plus "Saturday Afternoon" (1926), Frank Thompson.

Aug. 1, "7th Heaven" (1927) plus "Mighty Like a Moose" (1926) and a fragment of "The Patriot" (1928), Janet Bergstrom.

Aug. 8, "Four Sons" plus "Two Tars"and a fragment of "The Case of Lena Smith" (1928).

Further information is here.

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2 Responses to Coming Attractions: Silent Movies!

  1. Mary mallory says:

    Yay for silents! And they all feature live music accompaniment, from organ, to piano, western swing music, to small chamber style group!


  2. CatM says:

    I’ll see you at the Big Parade, for sure! All others depend on my work schedule but you’d have to kill me to keep me away from John Gilbert.


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