Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mary Pickford in Sparrows (1926)

I am attending a screening of this film tonight here in my hometown, Lexington, KY. The film will feature live organ accompaniment by silent film composer/accompanist extraordinaire, Ben Model.  I couldn't be more excited.

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  1. You'll love it as I did upon seeing it at the Castro Theatre in SF a few years back. Stunning on the big screen. Completely stunning.

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    1. I'm looking forward to it. I've never seen this film.

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  2. How exciting, Jess! And Ben Model is brilliant; I got the chance to see him perform his musical magic at the AFI Silver here in the D.C. area last Saturday for the 1922 Sherlock Holmes. Enjoy!!

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    1. I bet that was a lot of fun! I got to see Mr. Model perform at the Chaplin conference in Ohio a couple of years ago. I'm very excited about tonight. It's rare for a silent film to be shown around here, much less with live accompaniment. I hope there is a good turnout.

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  3. Enjoy! Is there a local group in Lexington that sponsors events like this often? My kids and I have been trying to figure out how we can see some silent movies on a big screen with a real audience. I think it would be a totally different experience. (We are in MN in the Twin Cities.)

    Carrie

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  4. Silent films are rarely shown in Lexington, so this was a real treat (I had a great time, by the way). Besides checking your local newspaper, silent film forums and blogs are also another way to find out about upcoming events. I could do a better job of posting film screenings on here as well. Seeing a Chaplin film (or any silent film) on the big screen is an experience I highly recommend for any fan. This is how the films were meant to be seen.

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