ONLINE EVENT - CHICAGO (1927) - Live-Stream with Live Piano Accompaniment by Ben Model

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This program is streaming live only once at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. Admission is non-refundable/non-exchangeable.

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A LIVE "Anything But Silent" Event!

CHICAGO (1927)

featuring Live Piano Accompaniment by BEN MODEL from home!

Live Streaming on Wednesday, November 17th at 7:00 PM Eastern Time!

General Admission is Pay-What-You-Want! – Click "Buy Tickets" above for price options

Sexy, jazz-loving and dressed to kill, Roxie Hart (Phyllis Haver) has a doting, handsome husband in Victor Varconi; not to mention a gold-digging affair on the side with Eugene Pallette, who pays and pays, eventually with his life. Put on trial for murder, Roxie secures lawyer Billy Flynn (Robert Edeson), equal part mob “mouthpiece” and publicity agent. When Roxie hits the headlines, the courtroom theatrics begin. Like the musical Chicago that won the Best Picture Academy Award and five other Oscars in 2002, this original 1927 version descends from a 1926 hit Broadway play by Maurine Watkins. It’s a terrifically entertaining mix of humor and melodrama as well as a pungent critique of trash journalism. Frank Urson signed Chicago as director, although it is substantially the work of Cecil B. DeMille and his A-list technical staff. (DeMille apparently judged it unseemly to take full credit for this cynical and secular story while his religious spectacle The King of Kings was still in theatres!) Chicago is silent filmmaking at its peak. The 1927 Chicago was long believed a lost film, but a perfect print survived in Cecil B. DeMille’s private collection. Restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive in 2006, it has since been widely performed to rapturous audiences. (Courtesy of Flicker Alley) (USA, 1927, 118 min., NR, Silent with English intertitles | Dir. Frank Urson)

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. Since March 16th, 2020, Ben has been hosting a weekly live-streamed silent film show from his living room, “The Silent Comedy Watch Party.” Click here to visit Ben's YouTube page!

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