Anything But Silent! - John Barrymore in DON JUAN (1926) - 35mm Screening!


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Tue, Sep 27, 2022 7:30 PM


Anything But Silent

Tuesday, September 27th at 7:30 PM

35mm Screening!

John Barrymore in

DON JUAN (1926)

Live Organ Accompaniment by Ben Model!

Members $12 | Public $17

Legendary star John Barrymore gives one of his iconic performances as the famous playboy Don Juan in this classic of the silent era. As a young child, Don Juan is warned of one thing by his father — take all the love he can get from women, but be careful to not give them your love in return. He grows up believing women only lead a man to ruin, and therefore spends his days treating them as conquests. When the duplicitous Lucrezia Borgia (Estelle Taylor) attempts to ensnare Don Juan, and he rebuffs her advances in order to pursue the virtuous and innocent Adriana della Varnese (Mary Astor), Lucrezia plots to ruin Don Juan's budding true love by threatening Adriana's father and manipulating Don Juan toward committing murder. Don Juan was a big prestige picture for Warner Brothers. Along with starring Barrymore, one of the biggest stars in the world at the time, this epic production features lavish sets and costumes, as well as exciting action scenes. Don’t miss this rare big screen showing of one of the most epic and romantic movies in the silent universe. 35mm print courtesy of the Library of Congress. (USA, 1926, 112 min., b/w, 35mm | Dir. Alan Crosland)

Lobby card for DON JUAN (1926)

Promotional still for DON JUAN (1926)

Film poster for DON JUAN (1926)

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!

Silent film accompanist Ben Model