Long before the giant blockbuster films of today, there were movies that featured names like Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and Buster Keaton.  Their audiences never heard them speak a word!  They were the pioneers of early cinema, the roots of the great movies of today.

Jay Warren will present a fun-filled, fast-paced show telling the story of early cinema and the importance of music in telling the story on screen.  Our students will see movie clips from 1903 and hear how the music selection set the mood for each scene.  It all concludes with a complete comedy short with authentic theatre accompaniment!

May 10, 2019
Private Event for Local Schools

                           Performing Arts Center
                          Dowagiac Middle School
                            57028 Riverside Drive
                              Dowagiac, Michigan

Jay Warren

Silent Cinema

Klassics for Kids

Join us as we experience movies the old fashioned way...silent!  Jay Warren, photoplay organist for the Silent Film Society of Chicago, will treat us to a classic silent film with full organ accompaniment.

Chicago’s foremost photoplay organist brings all the color, excitement, and glamour of the silent film era back to life with his original scores for the silver screen. As a regularly featured photoplay organist for the Silent Film Society of Chicago, he has accompanied most of the great silent films throughout his thirty year career in his famous rousing style.

A fun night at the movies!!

May 10, 2019
7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $10.00

                             Dale A. Lyons Building
                     Southwestern Michigan College
                          58900 Cherry Grove Road
                               Dowagiac, Michigan