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Silent Films and Live Music

By February 19, 2008

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Charlie Chaplin This Wednesday, take a trip back in time with showings of classic films of the silent era accompanied by live musical scores performed by modern musicians.
  • Uptown -- See Buster Keaton in 1923's "Ballonatic" and Charlie Chaplin in 1916's "The Count" at St. Bartholomew's Church on Park Avenue and 51st Street. The films will be accompanied by the music of celebrated American organist Dorothy Papadakos on New York City's largest pipe organ. The show begins at 7:30 on Wednesday, February 20th. Tickets are $10 and available at the door, online, or by calling 212-378-0222.

  • Downtown -- Enjoy a screening of the 83-year-old silent film "Battleship Potemkin" with a brand-new score performed by Klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer and DJ Socalled. The free screenings will take place at the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center on both Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm. No tickets are needed and seating is first come, first served.


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