Shh! 5 silent films to play at Seattle’s Paramount
Silent Movie Mondays return to the Paramount, with a focus on women in silent film.
Seattle Times staff
Silent movies return to the Paramount Theatre this month with a “Women of Silent Film” series. The series features several women who helped shape the early film industry. All films will be accompanied by Jim Riggs on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ and will be shown in 35mm. General admission is $10, most shows begin at 7 p.m. (The March 10 matinee is at 2 p.m.)
March 4: “Heart o’ the Hills” (1919): Mary Pickford starred and produced (Joseph DeGrasse and Sidney Franklin directed) this story of a “Kentucky mountain girl who fights off a group of businessmen who try to seize her land.”
March 10 (2 p.m.): “Disney’s Alice Comedies”: This is a special matinee showing of five short silent films starring Virginia Davis playing a live-action role, alongside a series of animated shorts.
March 11: “The Scarlet Letter” (1926): Lillian Gish plays Hester Prynne in an early adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic story.
March 18: “Our Dancing Daughters” (1928): This film about the “loosening of youth morals” stars Joan Crawford. Preceded by dance-film shorts. Flapper costumes encouraged.
March 25: “The Kiss” (1929): In her last silent film, Greta Garbo plays an unhappily married woman who has an affair.
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