The Wind not so silent

Following on from sell-out showings of Steamboat Bill Jr, Wings and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, acclaimed film organist Donald MacKenzie (resident organist at the Odeon, Leicester Square) returns to St John’s to accompany a big-screen showing of classic silent film The Wind (1928). This masterpiece of the late silent film is famous for its elemental and emotional forces. An incessant, fearsome wind (created by the use of 7 aircraft propellers in the Californian Mojave desert) slowly drives Letty (Lilian Gish), stuck in a rickety shack on an inhospitable American prairie, out of her mind … a special event featuring the evocative music of the restored organ. Saturday 24th October, 8pm at St John’s Church, Lansdowne Crescent, £10 per ticket which you can buy here: stjohnsorganproject

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