The Raucous Sound of Silence
Several times a year, we reclaim the silent-film heritage of the Capitol Theater with our Duck Soup Cinema Series. Local vaudeville-style acts open for a silent film screening that has the crowd roaring by the end of the night. Each show features a skilled organist who mirrors the actors’ emotions on the magnificent Grand Barton Organ, just as it was done in 1928.
Three of the four films in our 2019/20 Duck Soup Cinema season will be shown on authentic 35 millimeter film using the amazing projectors in Capitol Theater!
Hypocrites will be shown in digital format.
2019/20 Duck Soup Cinema Series
A special season celebrating female pioneers in film.
Check out our very own silent film, First Date, produced in the spirit of Duck Soup Cinema!
Overture’s Duck Soup Cinema silent film series is nationally known for providing an authentic and rare silent film experience in the historic Capitol Theater, which celebrated its 90th anniversary in January 2018. As these films were released nearly a century ago, please be aware they may depict some of the theatric and social conventions of the time including material that may be considered socially insensitive today.
See a full chronology of silent film in the Capitol Theater HERE
Duck Soup Cinema is sponsored by Goodman Jewelers. Additional funding provided by Madison Stagehands and Projectionists Union, I.A.T.S.E Local 251, contributions to Overture Center for the Arts, and by members of the Duck Soup Cinema Club.
|Sat, Oct 19||2:00 PM||Duck Soup Cinema: Tillie's Punctured Romance >|
|Sat, Oct 19||7:00 PM||Duck Soup Cinema: Tillie's Punctured Romance >|
|Thu, Nov 14||7:00 PM||Duck Soup Cinema: Hypocrites >|
|Sat, Jan 11||2:00 PM||Duck Soup Cinema: Good References >|
|Sat, Jan 11||7:00 PM||Duck Soup Cinema: Good References >|
|Sat, Apr 18||2:00 PM||Duck Soup Cinema: The Social Secretary >|
|Sat, Apr 18||7:00 PM||Duck Soup Cinema: The Social Secretary >|
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