Our ‘Silents, Please!’ series returns with ‘La Bohème.‘
Live music will be provided by film accompanist Jeff Rapsis, who uses a digital synthesizer to create a traditional full orchestra “movie score” sound.
Lillian Gish and John Gilbert star in this tragic romance in which tubercular seamstress Mimi sacrifices her life so that her lover, bohemian playwright Rodolfo, might pen his masterpiece.
Rapsis said, “These films were designed for the big screen, live music, and large audiences. Put it all together, and you can get a sense of why people first fell in love with the movies.”