We're pleased to be part of the heightened interest in silent film these days. Abel Gance's epic "Napoleon" played in Oakland, with live orchestral accompaniment, over the weekend.
And we continued with our presentation of DW Griffith's "Leatherstocking", last night in Berkeley. It's great - and really helps us -that audiences figure out that Brent Michael Davids' tongue was firmly in his cheek. In the first place, Brent ( a member of the Stockbridge Mohican Nation) is living proof that there hasn't yet been a last Mohican. In fact, Brent once wrote something called "The Last of James Fenimore Cooper."
The whole program was reviewed in SF Classical Voice yesterday.
"Leatherstocking" in Berkeley's First Congregational Church.
Last chance to see it - tonight at the Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center.