Trader Joe's Silent Movie Mondays With Live Organ
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The last date listed for Trader Joe's Silent Movie Mondays was Monday June 30, 2014 / 7:00pm (The Circus).
June 9, 2014: Feel My Pulse With Steamboat Willie
Directed by Gregory LaCava, this was the first film shown at The Paramount (which was originally named Seattle Theatre) when the doors opened on March 1, 1928. Starring Bebe Daniels and William Powell, this comedy is about a wealthy hypochondriac who inherits a sanatorium, finding love and adventure along the way. Opening short Steamboat Willie is the first released short of Disney’s Mickey Mouse and placed on the National Film Registry in 1998.
June 16, 2014: Show People With Plane Crazy
An American silent comedy directed by King Vidor, the film was a starring vehicle for actress Marion Davies and actor William Haines and included notable cameo appearances by many film personalities of the day, including Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and John Gilbert. It’s a lighthearted look at Hollywood at the end of the silent film era and is considered Davies’ best role. In 2003, the Library of Congress selected Show People for preservation in the National Film Registry. Opening short is Plane Crazy, the first produced short of Disney’s Mickey Mouse.
June 23, 2014: The Wind
This American romantic drama from Swedish director Victor Sjöjström stars Lillian Gish (in her last silent role), Lars Hanson and Montagu Love. Frances Marion adapted the movie from the novel of the same name written by Dorothy Scarborough. The story is that of a frail young woman from the East who moves in with her cousin in the West, causing tension within the family that eventually drives her mad. The Museum of Modern Art has preserved the film, which is also in the National Film Registry.
June 30, 2014: The Circus With Kid Auto Races of Venice
Directed, produced, written and starring Charlie Chaplin, the film includes a recorded score composed by Chaplin as well. The ringmaster of an impoverished circus hires Chaplin’s Little Tramp as a clown, but discovers that he can only be funny unintentionally, not on purpose. Opening short is Kid Auto Races of Venice (1914), the first appearance of the Little Tramp by Keystone Film Company.
Please note: This film will be shown on 35mm with a recorded music score by Charlie Chaplin.