LES DEUX TIMIDES - Anything But Silent - Live Organ Accompaniment by Ben Model



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Wed, Dec 11, 2019 7:30 PM


Anything But Silent
Live Organ Accompaniment by Ben Model


Wednesday, 12/11 at 7:30 pm | Members $11 | Public $16

René Clair’s last feature-length silent, Les Deux Timides follows a bumbling young lawyer (Pierre Batcheff in a wonderful Keatonesque performance by) who is defending a client accused of beating his wife. As he describes his version of what happened, it plays out on the screen in all its ridiculous, convoluted glory, with escalating hilarity. And the hilarity continues when after losing the case, the lawyer and his brutish client implausibly become rivals for the hand of a shy young lady. (France, 1928, 87 Mins, Silent, French intertitles with live English translation, 35mm | Dir. René Clair)

Ben Model is one of America’s leading silent film accompanists, and has been playing piano and organ for silent films at the New York MoMA since 1984, and the CAC since 2006.