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Jazz in Silents: Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood

June 1 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets:General Admission
$15.00 Adults/Seniors
$10.00 Youth (12&under)

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Jazz in Silents: Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood
w/ live music by Les Sorciers Perdus

(1922. US. 1 hr, 50 min. Directed by Allen Dwan. NR.)

Douglas Fairbanks’ biggest production of the silent era, represents the first time that many familiar of the elements of the Robin Hood legend were presented on screen. To bring the project to full fruition, Fairbanks and his wife Mary Pickford purchased the old Jesse Hampton studio in Santa Monica, and on that site constructed a near-lifesized replica of 12th century Nottingham. The humongous castle set was so awesome that Fairbanks became worried that his own performance might be dwarfed. It wasn’t: take our word for it. The film’s singular highlight is Fairbanks’ slide down a two-story tapestry, a bit of bravado accomplished by hiding a playground slide behind the huge cloth. With Alan Hale Sr. as Little John, a role he’d repeat in the 1938 Errol Flynn “The Adventures of Robin Hood” (not to mention the 1950 swashbuckler “Rogues of Sherwood Forest.”) Long thought lost, “Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood” (as the film was so copyrighted) was rediscovered in the early 1960s. And now local musician and silent film aficionado, Mark Tipton leads his Les Sorciers Perdus (“The Lost Wizards”) chamber ensemble in the live performance of Mark’s original score for “Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood” in sync with the film at The Grand for the Summer 2018 “Jazz in Silents” screening! All of the “Jazz in Silents” seasonal events are presented with the generous support of the Janwillem van de Wetering Jazz Fund through the Maine Community Foundation.

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June 1
7:00 pm
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