On Saturday, September 27 the public will be welcomed to the historic KiMo Theatre to view, one of the final classic films of the silent era, The Wind starring Lillian Gish. The Invincible Czars, a quartet based in Austin, Texas, will be playing their movie score live for an added original element to the film.
The film centers on Letty Mason (Gish), a naïve Virginia native who moves out to Sweet Water on the western prairies to live with her cousin, Beverly, and his family. The wind in Sweet Water is wild, and in a sense, so are the people. Beverly's wife, Cora (Dorothy Cumming), is convinced that Letty has come to steal her husband away, so she forces Letty out into the wind. Letty has no choice but to accept a marriage proposal from a man she does not love (Lars Hanson) and spend her life inside, away from the wind. She finally begins to feel affection for her new husband and find happiness, when an unwanted houseguest, seeking refuge from the wind, threatens to turn her life upside-down once more.
The Invincible Czars have become known and lauded for their sprawling catalog of original material and for arrangements of classical works such as Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and
1812 Overture. Many know them for their original
new scores for silent movies, which they perform live at indoor and outdoor theaters. In their eleven years of existence, the band has performed at private events, nightclubs, parks, theaters, museums, radio stations, community centers, museums, grocery stores, restaurants, television stations, sky scraper plazas, bedrooms and radio studios from San Francisco to New Orleans.
Admission to this event is $15. The film begins at 7 p.m. This event is part of the KiMo's 87th birthday celebration, taking place throughout the month of September.