March 8, 2012

Moisture Festival - Special Free Educational Lecture Film Event And Collaboration Honoring Silent Films

Rob Mermin founder of Circus Smirkus 
in collaboration with
Moisture Festival 
The story of early silent films
'Silents Are Golden'
Monday April 2, 7:30pm
Hale’s Palladium
A celebration of silent cinema with clips from 100 silent films 
Free to the public - donations accepted
The Moisture Festival is honored to present this full evening one-man show, an educational and entertaining "Picturesque History" lecture lavishly illustrated with a dazzling array of clips from 100 silent films! It is divided into film sections with live commentary in between: Slapstick, Romantic Comedy, Adventure, Foreign Drama, American Drama, and Comedy.

Rob Mermin is the founder of Circus Smirkus, the nation’s most renowned youth circus, providing circus skills training for children and adults.

The intent is to shed new light on the acting style of the silent era while giving modern audiences a fresh and entertaining look at the talents of the silent stars. It is a celebration of the art of physical acting—what Rob's mentor Marcel Marceau called the "silent language of the soul"—seen through the lens of silent cinema.

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