Sunday, July 27, 2008

Lulu in Augusta

The Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Augusta, Georgia will be screening Pandora's Box, with live musical accompaniment, on Friday, September 19th at 7:30 pm.The center's website carries this announcement.



SILENT MOVIE NIGHT
Featuring "Pandora's Box" & Ron Carter,
Theater Organist
Friday, September 19, 2008, 7:30 pm


It’s movie time once again! As part of the inaugural Westabou Festival Sacred Heart Cultural Center presents Silent Movie Night Friday, September 19, 2008. This year’s feature will be the G. W. Pabst’s 1929 masterpiece starring the iconic Louise Brooks. Once again, the delightful Ron Carter will bring the film alive on Sacred Heart’s fabulous organ – movie palace style.  This groundbreaking and steamy 1929 thriller follows the vampy Lulu on her destructive path through Berlin to her ultimate end.  One historian says this film is “bold for the way it featured a strong, decisive female character, and innovative for the way it broke down stereotypes and barriers.”

Pandora’s Box is perennially on the short list of great silent films and is one no enthusiast should miss.

Ron Carter is dedicated to keeping the art of early 20th century “Movie Palace” organ music alive. His passion for this unique art form keeps him busy accompanying silent film all over the Southeast. He is actively involved in the American Theatre Organ Society which rescues and restores vintage theatre pipe organs, most notably the Fox Theatre organ in Atlanta and recently the original Imperial Theater Wurlitzer in Augusta. Combining the original movie scores with his own improvisations, Ron’s talent for bringing silent film alive is compelling – a treat not to be missed.

$12.00 general seat, cash bar and snacks
(cabaret tables seat 8)
- OR - 
$35.00 Special Seating, courtesy bar and snacks in VIP area

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