Programs & Exhibits Jan - Mar 2014 - page 13

Christopher Perry Presents
Don Q, Son of Zorro
Wednesday, January 29, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
The United Artists silent film
Don Q,
Son of Zorro
was rated by
The New
York Times
as one of its top 10
movies of 1925. It stars the “King of
Swashbucklers,” Douglas Fairbanks,
Sr., who was the inspiration for the
main character in the 2010 Academy
Award-winning silent film
The Artist.
You’ll experience and enjoy
Don Q
the way it was meant to be seen and
heard, with authentic live music and
live sound effects by the Photoplay
Ensemble. With an introduction by
Film Historian
Christopher Perry
and sound effects performed by the
“Mad Doctor of Sound Effects”
this film will give you an
evening filled with action, adventure,
and a great appreciation for the silent
film era.
Michael Childers Presents
The Day of the Locust
Tuesday, February 4, 7 – 9 p.m.
Directed by the late John Schlesinger
and based on the 1939 novel by
Nathanael West, this 1975 film offers a
cynical look at the alienation of 1930s
Hollywood and the “little people” who
never quite achieved the glitter and
glamour. Roger Ebert called it a “daring,
epic film,” and it was nominated for
BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Academy
Join us for a special screening of this
film, accompanied by a discussion
with the film’s production assistant
Michael Childers
and the star of the
William Atherton,
moderated by
Darryl MacDonald,
Executive Director
of the Palm Springs International Film
Presented by the Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation
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