February 27, 2017
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Film at 7:00 pm
(not including fees)
Groups of 10 or more save!
STG Presents Silent Movie Mondays: Carmen (1915) as a part of the Love Stories Series at The Paramount Theatre.
The “Love Stories” Series includes RAMONA on February 6; DAUGHTER OF DAWN on February 13; CARMEN on February 27; and THE DRAGON PAINTER on March 6.
CARMEN (1915), directed by the legendary Cecil B. DeMille, and loosely based on the Prosper Mérimée novella, is an early silent drama revolving around the passionate gypsy Carmen (Geraldine Farrar) and her attempts to seduce Don Jose (Wallace Reid), a lawman sent to thwart a gang of illegal smugglers in Spain. International star Farrar first performed in the Bizet’s opera Carmen on the Metropolitan Opera stage and makes her first film appearance here.
In partnership with The Seattle Opera, General Director Aidan Lang will introduce the film. Featured vocalist, Maya Lahyani, from Seattle Opera will perform two arias from Carmen. Christian Elliott joins us on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.
Running time: 65 min.
CineClub will immediately follow the film in the Paramount Lobby bar, hosted by Aidan Lang, General Director of Seattle Opera.
Christian Elliott is one of today’s prominent concert organists. Equally at home performing literature of the church or theatre, he is very much in demand scoring and accompanying silent films. He has done extensive silent film accompaniment, including at the Packard Foundation’s Stanford Theatre (Palo Alto, California), UCLA, the Cinequest and San Francisco Silent Film Festivals, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, as well as the San Diego Symphony, Los Angeles Conservancy, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A frequent performer at the American Theatre Organ Society’s national conventions, he has also performed for the American Institute of Organ Builders, BBC Radio, and at the famed Hollywood Bowl. He continues to perform solo organ engagements and silent film presentations all across the United States, and was named “Organist of the Year” by the American Theatre Organ Society in 2009. Recent Silent Movie Mondays films he’s accompanied have included: Faust, The Big Parade, Why Be Good, My Best Girl. STG welcomes Christian back to the Mighty Wurlitzer.