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J.S. Zamecnik Weekend! The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra accompanies


United States | 1928 | Erich von Stroheim

THE WEDDING MARCH film still with Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra portrait

The celebrated Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, based in Colorado and led by silent-film music expert and pianist Rodney Sauer (see 2/17), will present a live performance of J.S. Zamecnik’s score for Erich von Stroheim’s lavish silent melodrama! Fay Wray, ZaSu Pitts, and von Stroheim himself star in the movie, which is set in pre-WWI Vienna. It tells of a spendthrift Prince who loves a beautiful peasant girl but prepares to marry the homely, club-footed daughter of a millionaire whose money he needs to sustain his extravagant lifestyle. Originally shot as a two-part epic but drastically cut by the studio (like the director’s previous Greed), The Wedding March survives only in a version derived exclusively from the work’s first part. (The second part, The Honeymoon, is lost.) “A mutilated masterpiece.” –Time Out Film Guide. “An astonishing portrait of decadent Imperial Austria that's one of the greatest of all silent films.” –TV Guide. Restored DCP. 113 min. plus intermission.

Special admission $15; members, students, and those age 25 & under $12. No passes or twofers.

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