Forbes Organ Series
Christian Elliott - Why Be Good?
Silent Film with Organ Accompaniment
Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 8:00pm
The newly restored 1929 silent comedy film Why Be Good? starring SLO icon Colleen Moore, will be screened with a live musical score provided by famed organist and silent film accompanist Christian Elliott playing the Forbes Pipe Organ. Considered a lost film for many decades, a 35mm print was discovered in an Italian archive in the late 1990s. Come enjoy the rare opportunity of experiencing a silent film the way it was meant to be seen and heard — with a genuine period-authentic accompaniment provided by a renowned solo film organist.
Join us for a free 30-minute Pre-Show Lecture at 7 p.m. in Philips Hall presented by film critic, Kirk Honeycutt.
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Cal Poly Arts in partnership with the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
Bert & Candace Forbes