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Ben Model’s
Silent Film Performance Schedule

Below are the listings of my upcoming performances, live-streams and home-video releases, with links to each venue for more details. See you at the silents!

Shows are usually posted 2-3 months in advance. Bookmark this page or sign up for my emails so you don’t miss a show. For booking info, send me an email.

November 2022

Weds Nov 2 at 7:00pm EDT – silent film title TBDlive-accompanied live-stream presented by the Cinema Arts Centrefree-or-PWYW ticketing info is on the CAC website – acoustic piano

Weds Nov 9 at 7:30pm ET – Under Two Flags (1922) dir by Tod Browning – Everett Theater, which is celebrating its centennial with a showing of the film that opened the theater in 1922 – Wilmington DE – Baldwin “Cinema II” electronic theatre organ

Thurs Nov 10 at 1:30pm ET – guest lecturer/performer, film studies course Ursinus College, Bomberger Auditorium – Collegeville PA – Heefner Memorial organ 3/62 Austin pipe organ

Thurs Nov 10 at 7:00pm ET – Lois Weber’s Shoes (1916) plus Alice Howell in Her Lucky Day (1920) – Ursinus College – Collegeville PA – Austin pipe organ

Sat Nov 12 at 2:30pm – Charlie Chaplin Essanay comedies (1915) – new restoration – The Silent Clowns Film Series – NYPL Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center – New York NY – Steinway D grand piano

Sat Nov 12 at 7:30pm – The Big Parade starring John Gilbert, dir. by King Vidor – Barrymore Film Center – Fort Lee NJ – Allen Digital Theatre organ

Tues Nov 15 at 7:30pm – King Vidor’s The Crowd (1928) – 35mm printCinema Arts Centre – Huntington NY (Long Island) – digital virtual theatre organ

Fri Nov 18 & Sat Nov 19 – Silent Film Showcase – film titles + times TBA – AFI Silver Theater – Silver Spring MD – Allen 4600 electronic theatre organ

  • Nov 18 at 7pm – Marion Davies in The Cardboard Lover (1928) – introduced by Lara Gabrielle Fowler
  • Nov 18 at 9pm – Marion Davies in Show People (1928) – introduced by Lara Gabrielle Fowler
  • Nov 19 at 2pm – Raymond Griffith in Paths To Paradise (1925), plus Charley Chase in Dog Shy (1925)
  • Nov 19 at 4:30pm – Tom Mix in Sky High (1922), plus Edward Everett Horton in Horse Shy (1928)
  • Nov 19 at 7:30pm – “Laurel or Hardy” shorts program – introduced by film historian Rob Stone

Sun Nov 20 at 3:00 – Harold Lloyd in The Freshman (1925) – Union County Performing Arts Center (the historic 1928 Rahway Theater) – 35mm print – Rahway NJ – 2/7 Wurlitzer theatre organ

Sun Nov 27 18 at 3:00pm ET – The Silent Comedy Watch Party: Episode 86livestreamed and live-accompanied on my YouTube channel – individual show pages are hereacoustic piano

Tues Nov 29 at 3:00pm – silent film program – not open to the public – The Osborn Senior Living – Rye NY – acoustic piano

Coming in November: I’m helping the Everett Theater in Wilmington DE hturn 100, my Silent Clowns Film Series presents Chaplin Essanay shorts, and I’ll be back at the AFI Silver and at the Union County Performing Arts Center.


Past Shows, earlier in 2022…

October 2022

Sat Oct 8 at 7:30 – Harold Lloyd in The Freshman (1925), plus Charlie Chaplin in The Floorwalker (1916)– Founders Recital Hall, Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center at South Dakota State University – Brookings SD – Salmen-Reuter pipe organ

Sun Oct 9 at 4:00 – Harold Lloyd in The Freshman (1925), plus Charlie Chaplin in The Floorwalker (1916)– Founders Recital Hall, Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center at South Dakota State University – Brookings SD – Salmen-Reuter pipe organ

Fri Oct 14 at 8:00 – Laurel & Hardy in Wrong Again (1929), Ko-ko the Clown in The Fade-Away (1925), and Buster Keaton in The Scarecrow (1920) – Symphony in the Valley – Rifle CO – orchestral accompaniment (the BK short will be me on piano)

Sat Oct 15 at 8:00 – Laurel & Hardy in Wrong Again (1929), Ko-ko the Clown in The Fade-Away (1925), and Buster Keaton in The Scarecrow (1920) – Symphony in the Valley – Glenwood Springs CO – orchestral accompaniment (the BK short will be me on piano)

Sun Oct 23 at 3:00pm ET – The Silent Comedy Watch Party: Episode 85livestreamed and live-accompanied on my YouTube channel – individual show pages are hereacoustic piano

Tues Oct 25 at 7:00pm – F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1919) – Jacob Burns Film Center – Pleasantville NY – digital theatre organ

Weds Oct 26 at 7:30pm – Roland West’s The Bat (1925) – 35mm printCinema Arts Centre – Huntington NY (Long Island) – digital theatre organ

Sat Oct 29 at 2:00 – Boris Karloff in James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931) – Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre – Culpeper VA –Walker digital Wurlitzer organ

September 2022

Fri Sept 2 at 2:00 – Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) – Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre – Culpeper VA –Walker digital Wurlitzer organ

Sat Sept 10 at 2:30pm – Buster Keaton in Our Hospitality (1923) – new restoration – The Silent Clowns Film Series – NYPL Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center – New York NY – acoustic grand piano

Weds Sept 14 at 7:00pm EDT –Douglas Fairbanks in When the Clouds Roll By (1919) – live-accompanied live-stream presented by the Cinema Arts Centrefree-or-PWYW ticketing info is on the CAC website – acoustic piano

Sun Sept 18 at 3:00pm ET – The Silent Comedy Watch Party: Episode 84 – livestreamed and live-accompanied on my YouTube channel – individual show pages are hereacoustic piano

Thur Sept 22 at 10:00am – F.W. Murnau’s The Last Laugh (1926) starring Emil Jannings – NOTE: NOT OPEN TO PUBLICFILM STUDIES COURSE SCREENINGWesleyan University College of Film and the Moving Imagedigital virtual theatre organ

Tues Sept 27 at 7:30pm – John Barrymore in Don Juan (1926) – 35mm print – screening is part of the 2nd annual National Silent Movie Day events – Cinema Arts Centre – Huntington NY (Long Island) – digital virtual theatre organ

Weds Sept 28 at 8:00 pm – Buster Keaton in Sherlock, Jr. (1924) and The Goat (1921) – screening is part of the 2nd annual National Silent Movie Day events – Ambler Theatre – Ambler PA – digital virtual theatre organ

Weds Sept 28 at 11:30pm ET – Marion Davies in Beverly of Graustark (1926) – *TCM PREMIERE!* – part of TCM’s programming for the 2nd annual National Silent Movie Day – film is also available on DVD & Blu-ray from Undercrank Productionsdigital virtual theatre organ

Weds Sept 29 at 8:00 pm – Buster Keaton in Sherlock, Jr. (1924) and The Goat (1921) – screening is part of the 2nd annual National Silent Movie Day events – County Theatre – Doylestown PA – digital virtual theatre organ

July – August 2022

Thurs July 14 at 8:00pm – Silent Comedy Shorts program – part of ArtYard’s “Film Festival of Joy”, film listings are hereArtYard – Frenchtown NJ – digital piano

Sat July 16 at 2:30pm – Charley Chase in Dog Shy, His Wooden Wedding and Movie Night, plus Chase-directed Sold at AuctionThe Silent Clowns Film Series – NYPL Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Ctr – New York NY – acoustic grand piano

Sun July 17 at 3:00pm ET – The Silent Comedy Watch Party: Episode 82livestreamed and live-accompanied on my YouTube channel – individual show pages are hereacoustic piano

Tues July 19 at 7:00pm – Fritz Lang’s Woman in the Moon (1928) – Cinema Arts Centre (in-person show) – Huntington NY (Long Island) – digital virtual theatre organ

Sat Jul 23 at 3:00pm – Buster Keaton shorts: The Scarecrow, One Week and The High Sign – screening is part of the 2022 Summer Arts Festival, presented by Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg – Lyric Theatre – Blacksburg VA – digital piano

Sat Jul 23 at 7:30pm – William Wellman’s Wings (1928) – screening is part of the 2022 Summer Arts Festival, presented by Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg – Lyric Theatre – Blacksburg VA – digital piano

Tues Jul 26 at 7:00pm EDT – Vilma Banky, Ronald Colman and Gary Cooper in The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) – live-accompanied live-stream presented by the Cinema Arts Centrefree-or-PWYW ticketing info is on the CAC website – acoustic piano

Sun Aug 7 at 3:00pm ET – The Silent Comedy Watch Party: Episode 83livestreamed and live-accompanied on my YouTube channel – individual show pages are hereacoustic piano

Weds Aug 17 at 7:00pm – Ernst Lubitsch’s So This is Paris (1926) – Cinema Arts Centre – Huntington NY (Long Island) – digital virtual theatre organ

Sat Aug 20 at 2:00 – Silent Films from the National Film Registry: shorts program (titles TBA) – Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre – Culpeper VA – Walker digital Wurlitzer organ

Sat Aug 20 at 7:30 – Silent Films from the National Film Registry: Harold Lloyd in Safety Last (1923) – Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre – Culpeper VA – Walker digital Wurlitzer organ

May-June 2022

Sun May 1 at 3:00pm ET – The Silent Comedy Watch Party: Episode 80livestreamed and live-accompanied on my YouTube channel – individual show pages are hereacoustic piano

Sat May 14 at 8:00pm – Buster Keaton in The General (1927) – Epsilon Spires – Brattleboro VT – Estey pipe organ

Tues May 17 at 7:30 – Buster Keaton in The Cameraman (1928), new restoration – Cinema Arts Centre (in-person show) – Huntington NY (Long Island) – digital virtual theatre organ

Weds June 1 at 6:00 – opening night panel/screeningWomen and the Silent Screen Conferenceplease note: open only to conference participants and not to the general public – MoMA – New York NY – acoustic piano (Steinway M)

Weds June 1 at 8pm (PT) – Buster Keaton in Cops (1921) – orchestral score – Santa Monica High School Orchestra, Barnum Auditorium – Santa Monica CA – orchestra

Sun June 5 at 1:30 and 4:15 – Serial Queens programsWomen and the Silent Screen Conferenceplease note: open only to conference participants and not to the general public – Lenfest Center, Columbia University – New York NY – digital piano

Sun June 12 at 3:00pm ET – The Silent Comedy Watch Party: Episode 81livestreamed and live-accompanied on my YouTube channel – individual show pages are hereacoustic piano

Weds June 15 at 7:30 – Filibus (1915), new restoration – Cinema Arts Centre (in-person show) – Huntington NY (Long Island) – acoustic piano

April 2022

Wed afternoons – Silent Storytelling – teacher and accompanist, undergraduate film studies course – Wesleyan Universityacoustic piano

Through Sun Apr 2 at 6pm – Kickstarter for new Raymond Griffith double-feature on Blu-ray & DVD – pledges to the project can be made here!

Sun Apr 2 at 8pm – Buster Keaton in The Cameraman (1928) – Oxford Community Center – Oxford MD – acoustic piano

Tues Apr 5 at 11am – silent film program (email for film title) – St. Francis College – Brooklyn NY – acoustic piano (Steinway A)

Sun Apr 10 at 3:00pm ET – The Silent Comedy Watch Party: Episode 79livestreamed and live-accompanied on my YouTube channel – individual show pages are hereacoustic piano

Mon Apr 11 – Silent Film Program for 4th graders – The Town School – New York NY – acoustic piano (Yamaha upright)

Tues Apr 12 – Beverly of Graustark (1926) starring Marion Davies – new Blu-ray/DVD release from Undercrank Productions – pre-ordering links can be found heredigital theatre organ

Tues Apr 12 at 7:30pm – Buster Keaton in The Cameraman (1928) – new restorationCinema Arts Centre – *in-person event* – Huntington NY – digital theatre organ
NOTE: this event may be changed to an online live-stream with a different film, depending on whether the CAC’s ongoing construction work is completed by beginning of April.

Tues Apr 19 at 7:30pm – Comedy Short Program: Chaplin’s A Dog’s Life (1918), Keaton’s One Week (1920) and Cops (1922) – Fairfield University – Fairfield CT – digital piano

Fri Apr 29 at 7:00pm – Rudolph Valentino and Alla Nazimova in Camille (1921) – AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center – Silver Spring MD – electronic/digital theatre organ

March 2022

Wed afternoons – Silent Storytelling – teacher and accompanist, undergraduate film studies course – Wesleyan Universityacoustic piano

Thurs Mar 2 at 7:00pm – Buster Keaton’s The General – book-signing and film intro with Dana Stevens, author of Camera ManJacob Burns Film Center – Pleasantville NY – digital piano

Sun Mar 13 at 3:00pm ET – The Silent Comedy Watch PartyEpisode 78: 2nd Anniversary Show!livestreamed and live-accompanied on my YouTube channel – individual show pages are hereacoustic piano

Tues Mar 15 at 7:00pm ET – Buster Keaton comedy shorts: One Week, The Electric House and Cops (1920-22) – with special guest James Curtis, author of Buster Keaton: A Filmmaker’s Lifelive-accompanied live-stream presented by the Cinema Arts Centrefree-or-PWYW ticketing info is here.


Previously, in 2021…

December 2021

Sundays at 3:00pm ET – The Silent Comedy Watch Party – live-streamed and live-accompanied on my YouTube channel – individual show pages are hereacoustic piano

Thur Dec 2 at 1:00pm – Slapstick Comedy Shorts (titles to come) – part of the series In Memoriam: Eileen Bowser (1928–2019) – MoMA – New York NY – acoustic piano

Sun Dec 5 at 1:00pm – Charlie Chaplin in The Immigrant (1917), Buster Keaton in Cops (1921) and Laurel & Hardy in Battle of the Century (1927) – Bedford Playhouse – Bedford NY – acoustic piano

Weds Dec 8 at 1:00pm – Karl Brown’s Stark Love (1928) – part of the series In Memoriam: Eileen Bowser (1928–2019) – MoMA – New York NY – acoustic piano

Tues Dec 14 at 7:00pm ET – Charlie Chaplin comedy shorts: The Pawnshop, The Cure and The Adventurer (1916-17) – live-accompanied live-stream presented by the Cinema Arts Centrefree-or-PWYW ticketing info is here.

Weds Dec 15 at 1:00pm – Thomas H. Ince’s Hail The Woman (1921), with Florence Vidor – part of the series In Memoriam: Eileen Bowser (1928–2019) – MoMA – New York NY – acoustic piano

Thur Dec 16 at 1:00pm – Early Cinema Favorites (titles to come) – part of the series In Memoriam: Eileen Bowser (1928–2019) – MoMA – New York NY – acoustic piano


November 2021

Sundays at 3:00pm EDT – The Silent Comedy Watch Party – live-streamed and live-accompanied on my YouTube channel – individual show pages are hereacoustic piano

Thurs, Nov 4 at 8:00 – Harold Lloyd in The Kid Brother (1927) – The Linda: WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio – Albany NY – acoustic piano

Fri Nov 5 at 8:00 – Buster Keaton in Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) – Epsilon Spires – Brattleboro VT – Estey pipe organ

Weds Nov 17 at 7:00pm EDT – Phyllis Haver in Chicago (1927) – live-accompanied live-stream presented by the Cinema Arts Centrefree-or-PWYW ticketing info is here.

Sat Nov 19 & Sun Nov 20 – AFI Silver’s annual Silent Cinema Showcasetheatre organ

  • Sat Nov 19 at 2:00 – Edward Everett Horton silent comedy shorts – info
  • Sat Nov 19 at 4:30 – Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle silent comedy shorts – intro by Steve Massa – info
  • Sat Nov 19 at 7:30 – Ernst Lubitsch’s So This is Paris (1926) – info
  • Sun Nov 20 at 2:00 – “Slapstick Divas” silent comedy shorts – intro. by Steve Massa – info
  • Sun Nov 20 at 4:30 – Harold Lloyd in For Heaven’s Sake (1926) – info

October 2021

Sat, Oct 2 at 8:30pm – silent film comedy shorts program with Buster Keaton, Alice Howell, and Charley Chase (outdoors) – presented as part of the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus’ “Flatbed Follies” – Brooklyn NY (Park Slope) – digital piano

Sun, Oct 10 at 2:30pm – Paul Leni’s The Cat and the Canary (1927) – Empire State Musical Instrument Museum (NY State Fairgrounds) – show info is here – Syracuse NY – theatre organ

Fri, Oct 15 at 8:00pm – Lon Chaney in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) – Union County Performing Arts Center – Rahway NJ – Wurlitzer theatre organ

Tues, Oct 19 – silent comedy shorts program(NOTE: not open to the public) – The Osborn/Sterling Park senior living – Rye NY – piano

Weds Oct 27 at 7:00pm EDT – Douglas Fairbanks in Don Q, Son of Zorro (1924) – live-accompanied live-stream presented by the Cinema Arts Centrefree-or-PWYW ticketing info is here.

Fri, Oct 29 and Sat Oct 30 at 7:30pm – Lon Chaney in The Phantom of the Opera (1925) – Founders Recital Hall, Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center, South Dakota State University –Brookings SD – Salmen-Reuter pipe organ


September 2021

Sundays at 3:00pm EDT – The Silent Comedy Watch Party – live-streamed and live-accompanied on my YouTube channel – individual show pages are hereacoustic piano

Sept 9-23 – John H. Collins: At the Origins of American Film – 6 films directed by John H. Collins (1914-1915) streamed by The Museum of Modern Art – titles and infopiano

September 8-24 – Biograph/Edison: Restorations and Rediscoveries from the Collection – series page is here – The Museum of Modern Art – New York NY – piano

  • Sept 8 at 4:00 – 8 Episodes of “What Happened to Mary” (1912) – info
  • Sept 8 at 7:00 – Bert Williams in “Lime Kiln Club Field Day” [archival assembly]. 1913/2014 – info
  • Sept 9 at 1:00 – Mack Sennett at Biograph (1911) – titles and info
  • Sept 9 at 4:00 – Biograph Comedies (1911-1916) – titles and info
  • Sept 10 at 1:00 – Edison Comedies, Part 1 (1913-1914) – titles and info
  • Sept 10 at 7:00 – Edison Comedies, Part 2 (1912-1914) – titles and info
  • Sept 11 at 1:00 – Edison Social Dramas (1904-1912) – titles and info
  • Sept 11 at 4:00 – Biograph Dramas (1913-1915) – titles and info
  • Sept 14 at 7:00 – Anita Loos at Biograph (1913-1915) – titles and info
  • Sept 16 at 1:00 – Charles Brabin (1912-1914) – titles and info
  • Sept 16 at 4:00 – John H. Collins, Part 1 (1914-1915) – titles and info
  • Sept 16 at 4:00 – John H. Collins, Part 2 (1914-1915) – titles and info
  • Sept 17 at 4:00 – Gertrude McCoy, Part 1 (1914) – titles and info
  • Sept 17 at 7:00 – Gertrude McCoy, Part 2 (1915) – titles and info
  • Sept 24 at 1:00 – Biograph Dramas (1913-1915) – titles and info

Mon, Sept 20 at 7:00pm EDT – Bebe Daniels and William Powell in Feel My Pulse (1925) – live-accompanied live-stream presented by the Cinema Arts Centrefree-or-PWYW ticketing info is here.

Sun, Sept 26 at 1:00 – silent film programNOTE: show is not open to the general public – Wesleyan University – Middletown CT – digital/virtual theatre organ

August 2021

Sundays at 3:00pm EDT – The Silent Comedy Watch Partylive-streamed and live-accompanied on my YouTube channel – individual show pages are hereacoustic piano

August 10 – DVD release: Edward Everett Horton: 8 Silent ComediesUndercrank Productionspiano and theatre organ

August 13-15 – Capitolfest – 18th annual (not counting COVID year in 2020) classic film festival – Wandering Fires (1925) with Constance Bennett, His Nibs (1921) with Charles “Chic” Sale, Duck Soup (1927) with Laurel & Hardy (new restoration from Lobster Films) and Dad’s Choice (1928) with Edward Everett Horton (new restoration from Undercrank Productions) – Capitolfest festival website is heretheatre organ

Tues, August 17 at 7:00pm EDT – Buster Keaton in Go West (1925) – live-accompanied live-stream presented by the Cinema Arts Centrefree-or-PWYW ticketing info is here.

Sat, August 28 at 8:00 – Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) – Epsilon Spires – Brattleboro VT – Estey pipe organ


As of July 2021, I’ve resumed accompanying silent films for in-person shows! I’ve continued live-streaming the weekly Silent Comedy Watch Party and the monthly series for the Cinema Arts Centre.

All programs listed below for January-June 2021 were live-streamed and live-accompanied, presented in my living room, accompanied on my 1918 Baldwin acoustic piano, and ticketed by the venue listed.

Ben Model silent film live-stream

Recent/past live-streams and shows…

July 2021

Sundays at 3:00pm EDT – The Silent Comedy Watch Partylive-streamed and live-accompanied on my YouTube channel – individual show pages are hereacoustic piano

Weds, July 7 at 7:00 – Charlie Chaplin Mutual comedies – live-streamed and live-accompanied – presented by Amherst Cinemaacoustic piano

Tues, July 13 at 7:00pm EDT – Constance Talmadge in Her Night of Romance (1924) – live-accompanied live-stream presented by the Cinema Arts Centrefree-or-PWYW ticketing info is here.

Thurs, July 15 at 8:30 – Buster Keaton in Our Hospitality (1923) – new restoration from Lobster Films/MoMA – Museum of Modern Art (outdoor show, in MoMA’s sculpture garden) – New York NY – Yamaha Modus digital piano

Wed-Thur-Fri, July 21, 22 & 23 at 3:00 – Buster Keaton in Our Hospitality (1923) – new restoration from Lobster Films/MoMA – Museum of Modern Art – New York NY – piano

May-June 2021

Sundays at 3:00pm EDT – The Silent Comedy Watch Partylive-streamed and live-accompanied on my YouTube channel – individual show pages are hereacoustic piano

Sun, May 9 at 8:00 EDT – Ernst Lubitsch’s So This is Paris (1926) – *World Premiere of new restoration and new musical score* – presented during the TCM Classic Film Festivaltheatre organ – airs on TCM and streams on HBO Max – festival info is heretheatre organ

Sun, May 9 at 9:30 EDT – Live “talk-back” with Ben Model about the new score for So This is Paris (1926), on The Big Film Show – co-hosted by Kelly Kitchens Wickersham and Devin Pike – event will happen live following the TCM broadcast of the film – watch the live-stream and join in the Q&A here.

Mon May 10 at 7:00 EDT / 6:00 CDT – Harold Lloyd in Hot Water (1924) – presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houstonfree – register for the live-stream here.

March-April 2021

Mon, Mar 1 at 8pm GMT (UK) – “The Celluloid Music Hall” program of shorts with Charlie Chaplin, Billie Ritchie, Stan Laurel and Lupino Lane – presented by the annual Slapstick Festival in their 2021 online “Laugh Out Loud” edition – stream and ticketing info is here.

Thurs, Mar 4 at 4pm GMT (UK) – Douglas MacLean in Bell Boy 13 (1923), plus Charley Chase in Dog Shy (1925) – presented by the annual Slapstick Festival in their 2021 online “Laugh Out Loud” edition – stream and ticketing info is here.

Thurs, Mar 11 at 8:00 ET – Charlie Chaplin in The Pawnshop, The Cure and The Adventurer – presented by the AFI Silver Theater (Silver Spring MD) – free-or-PWYW ticketing info is here.

Mon, Mar 15 at 2:15pm EDT – education program live-streamed to 4th grade students at The Town School (New York NY) – this program is not open to the public

Tues, Mar 23 at 7:00pm EDT – Mabel Normand in The Extra Girl (1923) – presented by the Cinema Arts Centre – Huntington NY – free-or-PWYW ticketing info is here.

Weds, Mar 24 at 7:00pm MDT/9:00 EDT – Harold Lloyd in For Heaven’s Sake (1926) – presented by the Boise Philharmonic – free event! – to register for the event click here.

Tues, April 20 at 7:00pm EDT – William S. Hart in Tumbleweeds (1925) – presented by the Cinema Arts Centre – Huntington NY – free-or-PWYW ticketing info is here.

Mon, Apr 19 thru Thurs Apr 30 – Love Everlasting / Ma L’amore Mio Non Muore (1913) dir by Mario Caserini – new digital restoration by Cineteca Di Bologna – pre-recorded stream of film presented by the Italian Cultural Institute and the National Gallery of Art (note: available to USA viewers only, due to archive restriction)free – stream can be viewed here.

Thurs, Apr 29 at 8:00 EDT – Alla Nazimova and Rudolph Valentino in Camille (1921) – presented by the AFI Silver Theater (Silver Spring MD), and co-sponsored by the Art Deco Society of Washington DC – free-or-PWYW ticketing info is here.

January-February 2021

Thurs, Jan 14 at 6:30 CT/7:30ET – Silent Comedy shorts program: Chaplin’s The Pawnshop (1916), Keaton’s The Goat (1921) and Charley Chase in Dog Shy (1925) – presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) – Houston TX – register free for the event here.

Tues, Jan 19 at 7:00pm ET – Rudolph Valentino in The Eagle (1925) – presented by the Amherst Cinema – Amherst NY – ticketing info is here

Thurs, Jan 21 at 6:30 CT/7:30ET – Silent Comedy shorts program – presented by the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library – North Salem NY – more info is here

Weds, Jan 27 at 7:00pm ET – Lon Chaney in He Who Gets Slapped (1924) – presented by the Cinema Arts Centre – Huntington NY – free-or-PWYW ticketing info is here.

Weds, Feb 23 at 7:00pm ET – silent film TBD – presented by the Cinema Arts Centre – Huntington NY – free-or-PWYW ticketing info is here.

2020

November-December 2020

Sun Dec 6, 13, 20, 27 at 3:00pm EDT (weekly series) – The Silent Comedy Watch Party – live-streamed and live-accompanied on my YouTube channel – individual show pages are hereacoustic piano

Tues, Dec 15 at 7:00pm ET – Rudolph Valentino in The Eagle (1925) – live-accompanied livestream, presented by the Cinema Arts Centrefree-or-PWYW ticketing info is here – “virtual cinema” presentation – acoustic piano

Weds, Dec 16 at 8:00pm ET – Silent Film program – live-accompanied livestream, presented by the Milwaukee CinemaNOTE: this event is for Milwaukee Cinema members only – “virtual cinema” presentation – acoustic piano

Mon, Nov 16 at 7:00pm ET – Buster Keaton program – live-accompanied livestream, presented by the Amherst Cinemafree-or-PWYW ticketing info is here – “virtual cinema” presentation – acoustic piano

Weds, Nov 18 at 7:00pm ET – Douglas Fairbanks in The Mark of Zorro – live-accompanied livestream, presented by the Cinema Arts Centrefree-or-PWYW ticketing info is here – “virtual cinema” presentation – acoustic piano

October 2020

Sun Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 at 3:00pm EDT (weekly series) – The Silent Comedy Watch Party – live-streamed and live-accompanied on my YouTube channel – individual show pages are hereacoustic piano

Weds Oct 7 at 7:30pm – Buster Keaton in Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) – live-accompanied livestream presented by Renew Cinemasticket info is here – “virtual cinema” presentation – acoustic piano

Tues, Oct 20 at 7:00 – “Knoxferatu” – online streaming edition of the annual Halloween-season silent film show held in Tennessee, hosted by Kelly Robinson – ticket and film info is here – “virtual cinema” presentation – acoustic piano

Weds, Oct 21 at 7:00 – Lon Chaney in The Penalty – live-accompanied livestream, presented by the Cinema Arts Centrefree-or-PWYW ticketing info is here – “virtual cinema” presentation – acoustic piano

Sat Oct 24 at 3pm – Douglas Fairbanks in The Mark of Zorro (1920) – live-accompanied livestream presented by the AFI Silver Theater, Silver Spring MD – tix are free or pay-what-you-wish – “virtual cinema” presentation – acoustic piano

September 2020

Sun Sept 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 3:00pm EDT (weekly series) – The Silent Comedy Watch Party – live-streamed and live-accompanied on my YouTube channel – individual show pages are hereacoustic piano

Weds Sept 9 at 7pm – Buster Keaton in Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) – live-accompanied livestream presented by the AFI Silver Theater, Silver Spring MD – tix are free or pay-what-you-wish – “virtual cinema” presentation – acoustic piano

Thur Sept 10 at 7pm –Ernst Lubitsch’s The Marriage Circle (1924) starring Adolphe Menjou – live-accompanied livestream presented by the historic Park Theater, Glens Falls NY (built in 1911) – tix for this “Silent Film Fundraiser” event are $15 and are available here – “virtual cinema” presentation – acoustic piano

Weds, Sept 30 at 7:00 – Buster Keaton in Our Hospitality – live-accompanied livestream, presented by the Cinema Arts Centre – “virtual cinema” presentation – acoustic piano

June/July/August 2020

Sundays at 3:00pm EDT – The Silent Comedy Watch Party – live-streamed and live-accompanied on my YouTube channel – individual show pages are herepiano

Sat, Aug 8 at 7:30 EDT – Buster Keaton in Three Ages (1923) – “virtual cinema” live-stream presented by the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, commemorating their 34th anniversary – piano

Weds, Aug 12 at 7:00 – Ronald Colman in Ernst Lubitsch’s Lady Windermere’s Fan (1925) – “virtual cinema” live-stream presented by the Cinema Arts Centrepiano

Weds, July 22 at 7:00 – Harold Lloyd in Grandma’s Boy (1922) – “virtual cinema” live-stream presented by the Cinema Arts Centrepiano

Tues, June 23 at 7:00 – Buster Keaton in Steamboat Bill, Jr. – “virtual cinema” live-stream presented by the Cinema Arts Centrepiano

April/May 2020

On Sunday March 22, I launched a weekly live-streamed, live-accompanied silent film show called The Silent Comedy Watch Party. The show streams live on YouTube every Sunday at 3pm EDT and then remains up on YouTube for people to watch. For details about The Silent Comedy Watch Party as well as links to watch already-streamed episodes, visit the show page here.

If you’re interested in having me do a program like this for your theatre or venue during this time when venues are closed, please send me an email and we can cook something up.

March 2020

Wednesdays at 1:20, weekly (ends May 8) – “Silent Storytelling” – silent film course – open to Wesleyan students only, no auditing allowedWesleyan College of Film and Media Studiesinstructor/piano

Sun Mar 1 at 2:00 – Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood (1922) – Hewlett-Woodmere Library – Hewlett NY (Long Island) – piano

Sat Mar 6 at 9:00am – Hobart Bosworth in Behind the Door (1919), with Richard Wayne – Beatrice Community Players Theater – presented by the Gage County Classic Film Institute – Beatrice NE – piano

Sat Mar 6 at 1:30 – Roscoe Arbuckle in Leap Year (1919), with Maude Wayne – Beatrice Community Players Theater – presented by the Gage County Classic Film Institute – Beatrice NE – piano

The following shows were cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak and theaters closing:

Weds Mar 11 at 12:30 – guest accompanist/speaker at NYU Cinema Studies silent film course – not open to the public – New York NY – piano

Thurs Mar 12 at 10:00a – silent film presentation – The Town School, 4th grade students – New York NY – piano

Sat Mar 14 at 2:30 – Buster Keaton in Our Hospitality (1923) – The Silent Clowns Film Seriesnew digital restoration by Lobster Films – NYPL Library for the Performing Arts – New York NY – piano

Tues, Mar 17 at 7:30 – Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers – short films directed by Alice Guy- Blaché, Lois Weber, Cleo Madison and Nell Shipman – – presented for Women’s History Month – Cinema Arts Centre – Huntington NY (Long Island) – theatre organ

Sun Mar 22 at 12 noon – Harold Lloyd in Safety Last (1923) – Alamo Drafthouse – Brooklyn NY – theatre organ

Tues Mar 24 at 1:20 – silent film program (email for film title) – St. Francis College, Founders Hall – Brooklyn NY – piano

Sun Mar 29 at 5:45 – Benjamin Chapin in The Lincoln Cycle, part 2 (ep. 5-7, 10) – AFI Silver Theatre – Silver Spring MD – theatre organ

February 2020

Weds at 1:20, weekly (ends May 8) – “Silent Storytelling” – silent film course – open to Wesleyan students only, no auditing allowedWesleyan College of Film and Media Studiesinstructor/piano

Sat Feb 8 at 2:30 – Harold Lloyd in Girl Shy (1924) – The Silent Clowns Film Series – NYPL Library for the Performing Arts – New York NY – piano

Tues Feb 11 at 2:55 – silent film program (email for details) – St. Francis College, Founders Hall – Brooklyn NY – piano

Thur Feb 13 at 6:00 – Idaho Film and Cinematic History, includes screening of Nell Shipman’s The Light On Lookout (1926) – Idaho State Museum – Boise ID – piano

Fri Feb 14 at 10:00 am and 12:30 pm – silent comedy shorts presentation to Boise area elementary school students (note: this is not open to the public) – Egyptian Theatre – Boise ID – theatre organ

Sat Feb 15 at 10:00 am – silent comedy shorts presentation – Touchmark at Meadow Lake Village (Senior Living) – Meridian ID – piano

Sat, Feb 15 at 8:00 – Charlie Chaplin in The Adventurer (1917) and Charley Chase in Dog Shy (1925), orchestral scores by Ben Model performed by Boise Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble, plus Douglas MacLean in Bell Boy 13 (1923) accompanied by Ben Model – *WORLD PREMIERE* of new score for The AdventurerEgyptian Theater – Boise ID – orchestral score / theatre organ

Tues Feb 18 – DVD release of The Douglas MacLean Collection from Undercrank Productions.

Tues, Feb 18 at 7:30 – The Scar of Shame – presented in honor of African-American History Month – Cinema Arts Centre – Huntington NY (Long Island) – theatre organ

Sun Feb 23 at 2:00 – Charlie Chaplin in The Immigrant, accompanied by wind ensemble score by Ben Model, performed by the Edmonton Winds – Allard Hall – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – wind ensemble

Sat Feb 29 Nov 15 at 2:00 – Buster Keaton in The Cameraman – Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre – Culpeper VA – piano

Shows have been been scheduled and will be posted during February. I still have dates available – and even if I don’t, I can refer you to one of my colleagues. Bookmark this page or sign up for emails to be notified of performances and DVD releases.

January 2020

Thurs, Jan 9 at 7:00 – Raoul Walsh’s The Loves of Carmen (1927) – new digital restoration by MoMA – MoMA – New York NY – piano

Sat Jan 11 at 2:30 – W.C. Fields in So’s Your Old Man (1926), with special guest speaker Dr. Harriet A. Fields – The Silent Clowns Film Series – NYPL Library for the Performing Arts – New York NY – piano

Tues, Jan 14 at 7:30 – Douglas MacLean in Bell Boy 13 (1923) – new restoration by Undercrank Productions – Cinema Arts Centre – Huntington NY (Long Island) – theatre organ

Thur, Jan 16 at 6:00 – Kovacs On Music – presented by the Association of Recorded Sound Collections, hosted by Seth Winner and Ben Model – NYPL Library for the Performing Arts – New York NY

Weds, Jan 22 at 4:30 – Raoul Walsh’s The Loves of Carmen (1927) – new digital restoration by MoMA – MoMA – New York NY – piano

Sat Jan 25 at 12 noon – Danny Joe’s Tree House , live taping of kids television show – Creative Alliance – Baltimore MD – piano


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