Silent Tuesdays

Early films were never really silent at all. From the very beginning, in the late nineteenth century, they practically always featured live music, performed by orchestras and organists in the largest theaters, and by pianists everywhere else. Therefore, our popular ongoing series Silent Tuesdays is really anything but silent. Both canonized silent classics and recently discovered wonders are accompanied live by our resident pianist and composer, Philip Carli, who just happens to be one of the world’s greatest specialists in this delicate area of expertise. A great picture, projected on 35mm film, plus a great concert? Only at the Dryden.

Special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Date:
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
After Bedlam | Silent Tuesdays. A brilliant avant-garde exploration of the helplessness felt by an insane person’s loved ones, this film tells of a man who works as a janitor in the insane asylum where his wife is a patient. 
Date:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
William Wyler | Silent Tuesday. Working with the sole surviving print of William Wyler’s The Shakedown, the George Eastman Museum has restored this visual tour de force, proudly presented here in 35mm. James Murray is a boxer whose turbulent life is turned around when he makes the inspiring acquaintance of a young orphan.