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PLEASE NOTE: Because the Coronavirus pandemic is sometimes causing postponements and cancellations, and because I maintain this website on a part-time basis, this may not be the most recent information on these performances. Please check the venues for the most up-to-date information.

September 22, 2023

Lady Windermere's Fan

The Denver Silent Film Festival

For one of Ernst Lubitsch's most charming silent comedies, a play by Oscar Wilde was transformed into a silent film. It may seem impossible to adapt Wilde's verbal wit into a non-verbal medium, but Lubitsch rises to the task, expanding the play's restricted timeline and settings to cinematic proportions, and replacing verbal witicisms with many visual witicisms. In fact, only two lines from the play make it into the film. The result is a supremely subtle and well-acted comedy, especially with Irene Rich as Mrs. Erlynne and Ronald Colman as Lord Darlington. For details, visit the Denver Silent Film Festival's website. For information, visit the Denver Silent Film Festival's website. 

September 24, 2023

Safety Last

The Prescott Film Festival

Mont Alto will be making a quick trip to Prescott Arizona, to present our score for the wonderful 1923 film Safety Last. Harold Lloyd moves to a large city, and exaggerates his position to his girlfriend back home. Through a series of hilarious and complicated events, Lloyd must climb the outside of a 12-story building. One of the funniest movies ever made, in a wonderful new DCP from the Lloyd Foundation. For more infprmation, check the Prescott Film Festival website. 

October 13, 2023

Up in Mabel's Room

The Louisville Arts Center

As Up in Mabel’s Room (1926) opens, Mabel (Marie Prevost) has quickly married, and then quickly divorced, Garry (Harrison Ford, but not THAT Harrison Ford). She has changed her mind about Garry, and sets her sights on recapturing him. But he is leery of “being divorced by the same woman twice,” and plans to safely escape by marrying Sylvia (Phyllis Haver). The sparks fly across New York’s jazz cabarets and a weekend retreat at a posh mansion, with mixups and misunderstandings, and attempts to steal, conceal, or reveal a compromising negligee. We’ll extend the compromising negligee theme with a short comedy, What Price Goofy? (1925). Charley Chase’s wife (Kathrine Grant) suspects that he’s stepping out with other women, and his attempts to regain her trust are not helped by a visiting woman professor, a burglar, and a dog trained to retrieve women’s underthings. The films will be screened at the Louisville Arts Center, at Grant and Spruce in Louisville CO.

October 26, 2023

The Lodger

The Longmont Museum

In Alfred Hitchcock's tale of the London fog, a mysterious man rents rooms in a neighborhood where a serial killer has been murdering blonde women. When he starts courting the blonde daughter of the house, her parents and fiancée worry... could this man be the killer? For information, visit the Longmont Museum's website. 

December 2, 2023

Day of Silents

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival

The Mont Alto Orchestra will be appearing at the San Francisco Silent Film Fsetival's "Day of Silents." We'll be playing two films on December 2. The titles will be announced closer to the date of the event.