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7:30 pm Silent Movie: C.B. DeMille's King of Kings
Ticket Price: Free-will offering gratefully accepted
Peter Krasinski, Organist

At Hartford's Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Boston organ virtuoso Peter Krasinski will improvise an accompaniment to a screening of Cecil B. DeMille’s immortal silent film epic “King of Kings” on the Mighty Austin Organ. Return with us to the day when the only soundtrack a film had was the one provided by the theatre organist as the images flickered on the screen in front of him.

“King of Kings” depicts the last few weeks of Jesus’ life leading up to the crucifixion. Directed by Hollywood legend Cecil B. DeMille and starring H.B. Warner as Jesus, the film was originally released in 1927. One of the many unique features of the film is that one of its last sequences (the Resurrection) is filmed in Technicolor. The rest of the film was shot in black and white.