Silent Movie Mondays

Organist Dennis James will again provide musical accompaniment, and knowledgeable introductions, to this series of four silent-era features (through June 30). All feature Douglas Fairbanks, the original action hero of his day, renowned for athletic leaps and bounds that would still give a stunt man pause. First up is When the Clouds Roll By (1919), in which our healthy, well-adjusted, all-American hero is preyed upon by a quack hypnotist. The evil shrink threatens Fairbanks' sanity, resulting in dream sequences--including a food battle in his stomach!--and other chances for him to show his athleticism in this comic, anti-Freudian melodrama. Also, there's a girl to win, an oil business to save, and a flood that resolves everything. (NR) BRIAN MILLER

Mon., June 2, 7 p.m., 2008

 
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