THE SCARLET LETTER - Anything But Silent


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Tue, Sep 26, 2023 7:30 PM


Anything But Silent
35mm Screening
Dir. Victor Sjöström

With live accompaniment by Ben Model
Tuesday, September 26th at 7:30 PM
$17 Public | $12 Members
Adapted from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 novel, Victor Sjöström’s The Scarlet Letter stars silent film superstar Lillian Gish as Hester Prynne, a young Puritan woman in a loveless marriage to a much older man.  During her husband's long absence, she walks the woodland lanes with her pastor, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, and they soon fall in love. But when a child is born from their affair, she is condemned to wear the brand of Adulteress, suffering abuse and humiliation at the hands of her neighbors. (USA, 1926, 98 mins, Silent with English Intertitles | Dir. Victor Sjöström)

Still from The Scarlett Letter 1926

Poster for The Scarlett Letter 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!

Ben Model plating the organ