“Silent Cinema: Highlights of the Era”.


On Thursday March 29th, film historian and preservationist Jim Reid will present “Silent Cinema: Highlights of the Era”. The films will be accompanied by noted pianist Robert Edwards. This presentation is a unique opportunity to view these films on 16mm film, each made from the original film negatives.

The program will include The Great Train Robbery,1902 Directed by Edwin S. Porter (hand colored print);
The Conquest of the Pole, 1912 Directed by George Melies (color tints);
Gaumont Graphic Newsreel 1919 (Armistice Day, Babe Ruth, Tournament of Roses Parade); and
Mighty Like a Moose, 1926 Directed by Leo McCarey (Charley Chase comedy from Hal Roach Studios).

Jim Reid is a consultant for the Texas Theater and the McKinney Performing Arts Center. He has a lifelong interest in silent film artistry and has done presentation for numerous organizations in North Texas. We are honored to have him bring a small selection of his extensive private collection to Turner House. Robert Edwards, a resident of Kessler Park, is an accomplished pianist who has graced the stage of Turner House on numerous occasions. He teaches music for schools and privately and performs frequently throughout North Texas.