Second Saturday Silent Cinema

Saturday 14 November 2015

A tribute to silent film that only the Music Box can offer! Named by Chicago Magazine as the Best New Film Series of 2011. Now presented on the second Saturday of every month at noon!

As part of the Music Box’s commitment to screening classic films, we are delighted to announce what we hope to be an annual series of silent films. Thanks to a number of improvements during the past year, we believe there’s no better place in Chicago to see silent film! We want to share that experience with you throughout 2013 with a special monthly silent film series. Our excellent house organist Dennis Scott will be accompanying all films.


Saturday, November 14th

  • 12:00pm: Upstream


Tickets $10 each, $8 for students and seniors


  • Sat 14 Nov, 12:00pm

Upstream (1927)

directed by John Ford starring Nancy Nash, Earle Foxe, Grant Withers in English

One of the final silent films from John Ford! The Music Box presents an early Restored print of Upstream by Park Road Post Production in Wellington, New Zealand, under the direction of Twentieth Century Fox and the Academy Film Archive. Considered lost until a print was discovered in the New Zealand Film Archive in 2009, this backstage drama about an egotistical actor and a vaudeville couple who partner in a knife-throwing act hints at the influence of F. W. Murnau on Ford’s evolving style.

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