THE SCAR OF SHAME - Black History Month/Anything But Silent with organ accompaniment by Ben Model

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Tue, Feb 18 7:30 PM

Description

Black History Month/Anything But Silent with organ accompaniment by Ben Model

THE SCAR OF SHAME


Tuesday, 2/18 at 7:30 pm 

Members $11 | Public $16

"The Scar of Shame" is a rare surviving silent example of what the movie industry once labeled "race movies," films with African American casts intended for African American audiences. An examination of class within the black community, the story follows an educated black musician who marries a woman from a lower socioeconomic class to get her out of the clutches of her drunken stepfather. Ashamed of her social status, he tries to keep her hidden from his middle-class family. (USA, 1927, 68 Mins, Silent with English Intertitles | Dir. Frank Peregini)

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.