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Live music by organist Walt Strony
Experience silent movies the way they were meant to be: with live music!
“The King of Kings,” Cecil B. DeMille’s 1927 classic, screens at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in Grass Valley. Nationally acclaimed organist Walt Strony will accompany this iconic work with compositions by Handel, Wagner and more.
Silent Movies with Walt Strony presents this free screening at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., near downtown Grass Valley. A free reception will follow. Parking is ample; for drop-off, drive around the building to the port-cochere and enter through the ground-level double doors.
This is a production of Arts @ PEACE, the church’s program of high-quality cultural events for the community. Any donations received will be accepted gratefully and benefit Peace’s Organ Fund. The church is raising money to replace its aging instrument with a new organ capable of playing real pipes, adding to the excitement of the sound.
The combination of live music, a live audience and DeMille’s spectacular yet sensitive portrayal of the life of Jesus of Nazareth remains uplifting 90 years after its debut, Strony says.
“Seeing a silent film live with an audience is totally different from seeing a silent film on TV,” Strony says. He arranges his music to evoke the emotions and action seen on-screen. “I’m a bridge between the actors and the audience.” The impact leads audiences to tears.
Silent Movies with Walt Strony presents the 1928 edited version of the film, a more fluid and tighter edition at 112 minutes long.
For more about the film or Peace Lutheran Church, visit www.PeaceLutheranGV.org or call (530) 273-9631.