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LES Heritage Film Series to Screen Raul Walsh Silent Film

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This month’s LES Heritage Film Series screening will be a one-of-a-kind event; the program will consist of a silent film from 1915, by Raul Walsh, titled Regeneration (60 min.), and it will be accompanied by a very unique musical score, consisting of music written in the year 1915 by Erik Satie, Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, and original and arranged music by the series curator, Sean R. Ferguson.

The curator notes: Raul Walsh directs his first full length feature, an early silent crime drama based on the 1903 autobiography My Mamie Rose. We follow the life of an orphaned Bowery boy turned gangster who makes an attempt to reform his ways after catching the eye of a beautiful society girl turned settlement worker. Walsh captures authentic street scenes including local residents as extras on the Bowery, in Chinatown, and in Lower East Side tenement housing.

Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30pm // FREE // 192 E. Broadway


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