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, January 16, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Silent Tuesdays | Erich von Stroheim. In a devious plot to swindle money and maintain the social position of himself and his two cousins within Monte Carlo society, the flirtatious Count Sergius Karamzin attempts to seduce the wife of an important American diplomat. 
Date:
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Silent Tuesdays | Erich von Stroheim. A slow-witted dentist (Gibson Gowland) and the neurotic woman he marries (the great ZaSu Pitts) are ultimately destroyed by having won a lottery.
Date:
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Silent Tuesdays | Dutch Connection. In conjunction with the museum’s annual Dutch Connection floral display, this program presents silent short films from the collection with flowers as a main motif.
Date:
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Silent Tuesdays | Erich von Stroheim. In a career laden with personality and business clashes, Erich von Stroheim never faced any like those surrounding Queen Kelly, his final silent film, starring Gloria Swanson and financed—with an ever-ballooning budget—by Swanson’s then-lover Joseph P. Kennedy.