Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Tue, Feb 21, 2023 7:30 PM


Anything But Silent

Pola Negri in A WOMAN OF THE WORLD – Anything But Silent!

Featuring Live Theater Organ Accompaniment by Ben Model!

Tuesday, February 21st at 7:30 PM

Members $12 | Public $17

Silent film superstar, Pola Negri, stars as Elnora Natatorini, a sensual European countess who arrives at a small American town where she quickly provokes moral outrage from the community. Donning a cigarette-holder, she explains that she comes from Italy and asks for directions to her cousin’s château. The femme fatales exploits include drinking, smoking in public, enticing men, wearing extravagant garments and boasting a tattoo of a skull on her forearm, all to the dismay of the local populace. (US, 1925, 70min., Silent, NR | Dir. Malcolm St. Clair)

Still of Pola Negri in A WOMAN OF THE WORLD (1925)

Film poster for A WOMAN OF THE WORLD (1925)

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