Anything But Silent! – Ernst Lubitsch’s THE MARRIAGE CIRCLE – Live Organ Accompaniment by Ben Model


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


Anything But Silent


Featuring Live Theater Organ Accompaniment by Ben Model!

Tuesday, March 21st at 7:30 PM

Members $12 | Public $17

Restored by The Museum of Modern Art, with the financial support of Matthew and Natalie Bernstein.

Ernst Lubitsch’s marriage movies are sophisticated and timeless, and one of the best is The Marriage Circle. The film follows a quintet of professionals and their wives as they engage in a series of marital missteps. Professor Stock (Adolphe Menjou) and his wife Mizzi (Marie Prevost) enjoy a relaxed rapport of domestic tranquility, give or take a hole in his socks. But when Mizzi learns her friend Charlotte (Florence Vidor) has moved to Vienna with her husband, everyone finds themselves up to their ears in romantic entanglements. (US, 1924, 85min., Silent, NR | Dir. Ernst Lubitsch)

Still from Ernst Lubitsch

Film poster for Ernst Lubitsch

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