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Vintage Movie Night┃Silent Stars on Radio

April 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Vintage Movie Night is a monthly series that features film historian Eric Grayson as he presents a series of unique and rare vintage film titles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vintage Movie Night will be virtual until further notice. Pre-registration is required for access to the movie and post-discussion links.

A number of stars of silent cinema had difficulty maintaining their careers after the dawn of sound films. Some of them turned to the stage, some retired, some hired expensive voice coaches, and some decided to try the new medium of radio. Historian Rob Farr discusses some of these stars with rare clips of their radio performances, in some cases the only examples of their voice. Mr. Farr will be available for questions after the film.

Rob Farr teaches the History of World Cinema and early film at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. He co-founded the Slapsticon, the world’s first festival devoted solely to silent and early sound comedy films. Rob contributed commentaries for several Blu-Ray/DVD sets, including Eureka’s restoration of Our Hospitality, Kino Lorber’s College, Hesperus’s versions of Mark of Zorro, Robin Hood and Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts: The Hal Roach Collection 1931-33. He most recently contributed a chapter to Chase! A Tribute to the Keystone Cops and is currently working on a book on the life and films of Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Drew.
Frequently Asked Questions:
o How do I access the movie?
You must pre-register here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/…/Activity_Search/20407. Once you register, the link will be on your receipt. Registration opens 1 week before the event.

o What information do I have to provide to register?
You will have to provide your name, email, address, phone number, and age. This information is kept confidential and we will not add you to our email list unless you ask us to. You will have to pay with a credit card or Indy Parks gift card. It is important that you register with an up-to-date email address, as this is how we will reach out to you with any updates.

o How do I find my receipt?
You can view your receipt in your confirmation email or on your online account by looking at “Prior Transactions”.

o When will I be able to watch the movie?
The movie will go live Apr 24, at 7:00 pm.

o How do I access the post-movie discussion?
The link to the discussion will also be on your receipt. It’s a Zoom call with the film historian Eric Grayson. It will start shortly after the movie ends.

o How does Zoom work?
The post-movie discussion uses Zoom, a video chat platform. When you click the link, it will ask you to download Zoom or view it in your browser. It is free, and does not require you to share personal information. You can use a webcam to interact in the chat, or you can just watch.

o What if I didn’t get the links or the links don’t work?
If you have any trouble during the event, email GPAC@indy.gov and we will respond immediately. GPAC staff will be monitoring the event, and will be present to answer questions.

Questions? Contact us: GPAC@Indy.Gov or 317-327-7135.


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