Second Saturday Silent Cinema
Saturday 7 June – Wednesday 31 December 2014
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 8th
- 12:00pm: Piccadilly
Tickets $10 each, $8 for students and seniors
- Sat 8 Nov, 12:00pm
directed by Ewald André Dupont starring Anna May Wong
When Anna May Wong made Piccadilly in 1929, she was already a popular actress, having appeared in more than thirty films. But after years of only supporting roles in Hollywood, Wong left for Europe in search of better work. Boy did she find it! Her electric, sexually-charged performance in Piccadilly is a revelation. Like Louise Brooks, that other erotic beauty who left America and found stardom as a siren in G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box, Wong found her greatest role abroad. She is mesmerizing as Shosho, the Chinese scullery maid at a Piccadilly nightclub who, overnight, becomes the toast of London-and the object of desire of all around her. The camera adores Wong, and against Alfred Junge’s astonishing set design, she glows on the big screen.