Salute to Canada Double Feature!
To mark “Canada Day” (July 1), we salute our neighbors with a double helping of vintage cinema set north of the border.
‘The Canadian‘ (1926) stars Thomas Meighan in the tale of a pioneering couple homesteading in Alberta, where they battle bad weather and financial woes.
It follows ‘Mantrap‘ (1926), where silent-era “It” girl Clara Bow stars in a battle-of-the-sexes comedy about a big city divorce lawyer hoping to get away from it all at a Canadian wilderness retreat.
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.