May Day event: Screenings of two silent films about labour

What better way to mark May Day this year than with two classic silent films about labour struggles? At the Revue Cinema, Silent Toronto presents Sergei Eisenstein’s Strike (1921),  to be preceded by Charlie Chaplin’s short film Work (1915); both films will feature live piano accompaniment by William O’Meara.

The event is part of the Revue Cinema’s and Silent Toronto’s Silent Sundays series, in which silent films are screened and accompanied by live piano. Silent Toronto’s programmer, Eric Veillette, also writes companion articles, such as this one about how the “talkies” put silent film musicians out of work.

Event details:

When: Sunday, May 1, 4 p.m.

Where: The Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Ave.)

Running time: 104 min.

Cost: Admission $12 non-members / $10 members. If not currently a member of the Revue Cinema, card-carrying union members gain admission at the regular member price.

Posted on April 26, 2011 at 12:44 pm by editor · · Tagged with: , , ,

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