The Iron Horse With Dennis James
July 24, 2022
Show Time: 3:00 pm
***EMBASSY MEMBERS RECEIVE TWO TICKETS FREE PER MEMBERSHIP. FREE tickets are also available to youth 12 & under and seniors 65+. These groups should contact the STAR Bank box office directly to secure tickets (stop by or call us at 260.424.5665)***
Join the Embassy Theatre as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of great silent films plus an additional film, The Iron Horse. Attendees will be transported back to the earliest days of Hollywood when silent films filled the screen as the melodious tunes of the pipe organ filled the theater. The final film featured in this series is The Iron Horse. The film will be accompanied on the Grande Page Pipe organ by organist Dennis James.
In this silent western, The Iron Horse takes the audience through one man’s story of the first transcontinental railroad. Met with challenges, Davey (George O’Brien) must find a way to shorten the railroad’s route by 200 miles. Iron Horse was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
For over fifty years Dennis James has played a pivotal role in the international revival of silent films screened with historically authentic, fully researched, and stylistically preserved live music performances. He developed his professional preservation approach at Indiana University as a music and film student in the late 1960s. James tours worldwide under the auspices of the Silent Film Concerts production company performing to films with meticulously prepared solo organ, piano, and chamber ensemble accompaniments in addition to appearances with major symphony orchestras throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. James is renowned for providing the most comprehensive selection of silent films accompanied with period-authentic live musical scoring presentations available today. In a career filled with collaborations, Dennis James toured throughout the 1980s with silent film stars Lillian Gish, Myrna Loy, Fay Wray, and Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers providing musical accompaniment on national tour revivals of their motion pictures. A featured solo performer on the international film festival circuit, James now appears regularly at annual Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington D.C., New York, and Philadelphia events as well as the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado and the Pordenone and Rome Festivals ‘Cinema Muto’ in Italy.
Please note that movie ratings by the American Motion Picture Association were not implemented until 1968. Please check the subject matter of the film to decide if it is suitable for your children.