With Special Guest Connie Corrick
Guest organist and historic preservationist Dennis James is back to host the second-annual Silent Film Series, celebrating the centennial anniversary of three 1916 classics. A true devotee of the art, James diligently researches each film to provide period-authentic live music and sound effects on the mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ. Experience silent films the way they were meant to be seen!
The Long-Lost Sherlock: Sherlock Holmes
Starring William Gillette
Discovered in a French vault in 2014, this painstakingly restored full-length movie was ranked among the holy grails of lost film for almost 100 years. At the time the film was made, actor William Gillette was famous worldwide for his portrayal of Holmes on the stage. As one historian noted, “He made Sherlock Holmes a character for the first time rather than a caricature.” The film, based on the play Gillette himself adapted, takes inspiration from the best-known stories and is the sole surviving footage of Gillette as Homes. The actor is considered by many to be the definitive Sherlock and is credited with popularizing the trademark imagery still seen today, including the curved pipe and deerstalker cap.