September and October offerings feature D. W. Griffith, Chaplin, and Barrymore

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House will present its annual series of silent films on most Tuesdays this fall, September through December, featuring live piano accompaniment. Among the diverse offerings of marvelous movies from the era before synchronous sound are the official release version of Erich von Stroheim's much-abused masterwork, Greed (Sept. 9); D.W. Griffith's The Avenging Conscience and The Musketeers of Pig Alley (Sept. 16); South (Sept. 23), the remarkable filmed record of Shackleton's legendary journey to the arctic; Charles Chaplin's seminal comedies The Kid and The Tramp (Sept. 30); John Barrymore in the deliriously romantic When a Woman Loves (Oct. 7), one of the first films released with a synchronous Vitaphone music score soundtrack; Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu's Dragnet Girl (October 21); and just in time for Halloween, Robert Wiene's expressionistic head trip, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Oct. 28). The screenings are presented in conjunction with the University of Rochester course Silent Cinema, taught by George Eastman House Curator of Motion Pictures Patrick Loughney. Most screenings will feature live piano accompaniment from Rochester's own Philip C. Carli. All films begin at 8 p.m. in the Dryden Theatre. Regular admission prices apply: $7 general admission and $5 students and members. For more information, visit http://dryden.eastmanhouse.org.

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