Celebrate Women’s History Month with a double feature of two films featuring leading ladies of early Hollywood. ‘Annie Laurie’ (1927), a rarely-screened MGM epic about warring Scottish clans, features silent-era megastar Lillian Gish as leading lady while legions of men in kilts do battle.
It plays with an early adaptation of ‘Cinderella’ (1914) starring film industry pioneer Mary Pickford.
These films are showing as part of our Silents, Please! repertory film series.
Supplying music will be silent film accompanist Jeff Rapsis, who specializes in creating live scores for silent film screenings at venues around New England and beyond.
In the tradition of theatre organists of the 1920s, Rapsis improvises each film’s score on the spot, making up the music as the movie is screened. Rapsis uses a digital synthesizer to create the texture of a full orchestra.