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Program

Jul 21, 2015 7:00 PM

Rooftop Ciné-Concerts Series: Eroticon

Live music: Ben Model, piano

The Czech Center 2015 ROOFTOP CINÉ-CONCERT SERIES is the site of yet another of our successful summer experiences where we watch underscored Silent movies after sunset.

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On Tuesday 21 July we feature the incredible talents of one of the USA’s leading silent film accompanists, Ben Model. He has been playing piano and organ for silent at MOMA since 1984. Ben joins us up on the roof to not only share his musical talent in a 30 minute concert but to accompany the ‘Fallen women’ themed silent film, Eroticon.

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Over the past 30 years he has created and performed live scores for several hundred silent films lasting anywhere from one minute to five hours. He is also the producer and co-founder of The Silent Clowns Film series, now in its 18th season in NYC. Orchestras and concert bands perform Ben’s composed ensemble scores for films by Chaplin and Keaton around the U.S. every year.

On this evening he will accompany the 1929 film, Erotikon, by Czech director, Gustav Machatý (85 min). It is one of the most lusciously photographed films of its era. There’s not only a romantic triangle, but also a polygon of competing affections - Andrea shuns a noble gentleman in favor of the man who took her virginity, who himself is juggling a married mistress.

Director: Gustav Machatý, 1929, 85 min., silent film

This is an exclusive event with only 75 available seats. Don’t miss out, book your seats now – it will be the Bees Knees!!

Tickets: $15 Regular | $10 Members of the Czech Center Club

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TICKETS WILL BE ALSO SOLD AT THE DOOR
(Seats are limited and will be available on a “FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE” basis)

Please note: In the event of rain, the screenings will be in the elegant ballroom on the 4th floor.

Organized in collaboration with the Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association.


Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Jul 21, 2015 7:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Center


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