THE CROWD (1928) - Anything But Silent!

Featuring Live Theater Organ Accompaniment by Ben Model!


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Tue, Nov 15, 2022 7:30 PM


Anything But Silent

King Vidor’s THE CROWD (1928)

Featuring Live Theater Organ Accompaniment by Ben Model!

Tuesday, November 15th at 7:30 PM

Members $12 | Public $17

Nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Picture, King Vidor’s silent masterpiece follows a couple trying to survive in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles and downfalls. John Sims arrives in New York to make a name for himself, but over time he becomes disillusioned with a relentlessly ordinary existence, and his place living as just a part of “the mob.” (US, 1928, 98min., Silent with English intertitles | Dir. King Vidor)

Still from King Vidor

Film poster for King Vidor

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