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Silent Tuesdays

The only venue in Rochester to feature live accompaniment with 35mm film projection, the Dryden Theatre is the perfect place to experience silent films as they were meant to be seen. From drama to comedy to adventure, the films in this series exemplify the best in cinema through the first three decades of motion pictures. The stars will shine on the screen in the forms of Buster Keaton, Joan Crawford, John Gilbert, Viola Dana, Clara Bow, and George Bancroft alongside the piano compositions of Dr. Philip C. Carli. You won’t want to miss a single one.

 

Events in this Series

Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Manhattan Madness | American Aristocracy

Dryden Theatre

Silent Tuesdays Before he was a founding member of United Artists, and before he was the swashbuckler remembered for The Black Pirate (1926) and The Thief of Bagdad (1924), Douglas Fairbanks was an agile, adept leading man, capable of both humor and romance, as seen in these two films. Live piano accompaniment by Dr. Philip C. Carli

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday Afternoon | Tramp, Tramp, Tramp

Dryden Theatre

Silent Tuesdays The name of Harry Langdon is not well known outside of archivist and film historian circles. However, he was included as one of the four greatest silent comedians—alongside Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd—in James Agee’s 1949 essay “Comedy’s Greatest Era.”

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The Amateur Gentleman

Dryden Theatre

Silent Tuesdays This early Eastman Museum preservation came from an original nitrate print and hasn’t been screened at the Dryden Theatre in six decades! Live piano accompaniment by Dr. Philip C. Carli.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The Circle

Dryden Theatre

Silent Tuesdays At the end of the nineteenth century, Lady Catherine (Joan Crawford), who is to be married to Lord Cheney (Derek Glynne), is instead persuaded to elope with Hugh Portenous (Frank Braidwood), the best man. Live piano accompaniment by Dr. Philip C. Carli.

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