Silent Movie Mondays - The Marriage Circle (1924)
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Silent Movie Mondays - The Marriage Circle (1924)

May 6, 2024 | The Paramount Theatre

Event Notes

Monday, May 6, 2024
Doors at 6:00 PM
Show at 7:00 PM

General admission
All Ages, Bar with Valid ID

$12.00 General Admission (not including fees)
$9.00 Student / Senior tickets and $2.00 off for SIFF & NWFF Members available at box office

Music by Donna Parker on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

Ernst Lubitsch's romantic comedy THE MARRIAGE CIRCLE (1924) is a captivating tale that follows the revolving love triangle between two couples and a set of colleagues in Vienna. Known for his sophisticated films of the screwball comedy era such as To Be Or Not To Be (1942), Trouble In Paradise (1932), and The Shop Around The Corner (1940), Lubitsch's silent films showcase the director's trademark "touch" and are not to be missed.

About The Guest

Steve Massa is the author of Lame Brains and Lunatics 2, Rediscovering Roscoe: The Films of “Fatty” Arbuckle, Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy, Lame Brains and Lunatics: The Good, The Bad, and The Forgotten of Silent Comedy and Marcel Perez: The International Mirth-Maker. Co-host with Ben Model of the live-streamed Silent Comedy Watch Party, he has organized and curated comedy film programs for the Museum of Modern Art, Library of Congress, the Museum of the Moving Image, the Smithsonian Institution, the Pordenone Silent Film Festival, AFI Silver Theatre, London’s Cinema Museum, and Bristol’s Slapstick Festival. In addition to consulting with EYE Filmmuseum, Netherlands, the Cineteca di Bologna, the Royal Belgian Cinematheque, and other archives, plus contributing notes to the National Film Registry, the Criterion Collection, and the National Film Preservation Foundation, he is a founding member of Silent Cinema Presentations, which produces NYC’s Silent Clown Film Series.Steve has also provided essays and commentary tracks to many comedy DVD and Blu-Ray collections such as The Forgotten Films of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Harry Langdon: Lost and Found, Becoming Charley Chase, Kino Video’s Buster Keaton: The Short Film Collection, and The Mack Sennett Collection, Vol 1. He has co-curated Undercrank Productions’ The Mishaps of Musty Suffer, Volumes 1 &2, the Alice Howell Collection, the award-winning Marcel Perez Collection, Volumes 1 & 2, the award-winning Edward Everett Horton: 8 Silent Comedies, and Raymond Griffith: The Silk Hat Comedian.

About The Musician

Donna Parker, a native of Los Angeles, CA, began her organ studies at the age of seven. Four years later she was introduced to the theatre organ and, at 13, began her classical organ instruction with Richard Purvis, Organist and Master of Choristers Emeritus and Honorary Canon of San Francisco’s famed Grace Cathedral. Donna quickly established a name for herself on the concert circuit as a very capable performer for one so young. She made her first recording at 15, was appointed the first Official Organist for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, and toured Southern California in concert as a product specialist for Conn Organ Company. Through arrangements made by George Wright, Donna began studying harmony and arranging with Gordon Kibbee while also studying theatre organ stylings with Lyn Larsen. Donna maintains an active concert and recording schedule, besides private teaching and playing for church. She currently serves as the Membership Secretary for the American Theatre Organ Society and is a member of the core teaching team for the American Theatre Organ Society’s Summer Youth Adventure—a week-long education opportunity for young people to learn how to play the theatre organ.

Pre-film introduction and post-film CineClub discussion with guest speaker Steve Massa
ASL Interpretation provided.
Total running time: 86 mins
Print Source: 35mm Preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from The Film Foundation

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