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Saturday September 30 @ 7pm

Saturday September 30 is Silent Movie Day around the world! Join us for two special screening events, each accompanied with live piano by celebrated concert pianist & professor Bruce Vogt:

  • 3:30pm: Four newly-restored short films starring the delightful comedy duo Laurel & Hardy. Event Details.
  • 7pm: The romantic drama The Wind (1928), starring Lillian Gish, one of classic Hollywood’s greatest stars. It will be preceded by the Buster Keaton comedy short The Frozen North (1922).

About The Wind (1928):

When a fragile young woman named Letty Mason relocates to West Texas, she finds herself unsettled by the ever-present wind and sand. Arriving at her new home at the ranch of her cousin, Beverly, she receives a surprisingly cold welcome from his wife, Cora. Soon tensions in the family and unwanted attention from a trio of suitors leave Letty increasingly disturbed.

Bruce Vogt is a piano soloist, chamber musician and Professor at the University of Victoria. Kingston audiences have delighted in his soundtracks for screenings of films by the three silent comedy greats (Chaplin, Keaton & Lloyd) and F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922), and we’re delighted to have him back to celebrate Silent Movie Day 2023.

Tickets:

  • General Admission: $15.50 + hst = $17.50
  • Members: $11.95 + hst = 13.50
  • Youth (17 & Under): $8.85 + hst = $10.00
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Series
Genre
DramaRomance
Runtime 95 minutes (The Wind), 17 minutes (The Frozen North)
Rated PG
Directed By Victor Sjöström (The Phantom Carriage)
Starring Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson
Country
USA

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