Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Viewing Vizcaya Intolerance (1916) Wednesday, February 17

Viewing Vizcaya
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
7:00 p.m.

Intolerance (1916)
Running Time: 72 minutes, Rated PG

In silent film director D. W. Griffith's most ambitious undertaking, humanity's intolerance and its terrible effects are explored in four parallel stories set respectively in the modern era, early Jerusalem, 1572 Paris, and ancient Babylon. This epic piece of cinematic history stars Lillian Gish, a contemporary of Mr. Deering's and an extended house guest at Vizcaya.

Organist Karl Cole will provide live musical accompaniment to the film using Vizcaya's custom designed 1916 Welte-Mignon pipe organ.

Tickets $15, available onsite beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the evening of program only. Seating is limited.

While Vizcaya is known as a magnificent structure full of European inspiration, it also served as a place of leisure, enjoyment and relaxation for its owner, James Deering, who frequently hosted events for his friends and family. Experience firsthand what it might have been like to be a guest of Mr. Deering's and enjoy movie night in the Courtyard of the Main House. This screening series explores both modern day films that have a fun connection to Vizcaya as well as historical silent films that Mr. Deering and his guests might have viewed in their time. Live music accompanies the silent films! Complete the evening's festivity with a themed cocktail or traditional movie fare available for purchase.

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