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Silent Film Schedule for Spring/Summer 2015

February 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Library, Events, Main Branch, Movies

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Here is the list of silent films that will be screening in the library auditorium here at the Manchester City Library. All movies are shown to live music by Jeff Rapsis.

Hula (1927) Tuesday March 3rd at 6:00 PM
Starring Clara Bow and directed by Victor Fleming, a romance set among the early Western settlers of the the Hawaiian islands.

The Prisoner of Zenda (1922) Tuesday April 7th at 6:00 PM
When the king is drugged and abducted by his ambitious brother, a lookalike relative must take his place to keep the evil sibling off the throne. Early silent adaptation of the famed Anthony Hope novel.

Three’s a Crowd (1927) Tuesday May 5th at 6:00 PM
Starring Harry Langdon. In his directorial debut, Harry stars as a slum-dweller who invites a freezing woman, pregnant with another man’s child, into his home. Nursing mother and child back to health, he achieves his dream of having a family… or so he hopes.

Manslaughter (1922) Tuesday June 2nd at 6:00 PM
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.  Big early Paramount melodrama about a wild, wealthy woman brought to heel by a sermonizing district attorney after she accidentally hits and kills a motorcycle cop.

Open All Night (1924) Tuesday August 4th at 6:00 PM
Starring Adolphe Menjou, Viola Dana, and Raymond Griffith. A comedy about gender roles with a strong cast. A couple with a dull marriage want different things from each other. When they meet a macho professional bicyclist and his girlfriend, the wife becomes attracted to the muscular, if not particularly bright, athlete and the husband finds himself drawn to the girlfriend.

Sadie Thompson (1928) Tuesday September 8th at 6:00 PM
Starring Gloria Swanson, Lionel Barrymore, Raoul Walsh. An intense drama of a ‘fallen woman’ who comes to an island in the South Seas to start a new life, but encounters a zealous missionary who wants to force her back to her former life in San Francisco. One of the best performances of Swanson’s career.

For more information contact Jeff Rapsis. This is a monthly series of rarely screened silent films presented with live music in a 1913 auditorium. Admission is free and donations are encouraged.

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