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Best of Philly 2008

Phoenixville Arts & Culture

Art & Independent Films
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Sparrows with Live Pipe Organ Accompaniment

Directed by William Beaudine. US. 1926. 88 min. Library of Congress. 35mm. Buy tickets online.

  • Sunday
  • Sun, Apr 28
  • 4:00 pm

Christel Schmidt, editor of Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies (co-published by the Library of Congress and the University Press of Kentucky) will present the program and sign copies of her book. Ben Model will play accompaniment on the pipe organ. 35mm restorations of Sparrows, trailers and outtakes by the Library of Congress.

Mary Pickfordís penultimate silent film is a Dickensian tale of orphans living on a baby farm run by an evil caretaker. The movie boasts highly stylized sets, including an ominous-looking swamp, and atmospheric cinematography that illustrates the growing influence of German expressionist cinema on American filmmakers in the 1920s. One of the actressís darker themed pictures is considered by many to be her best, including her business partner and onscreen rival Charlie Chaplin. The feature will be preceded by the Sparrows trailer and outtakes.


Adults: $13.50
Seniors, Students & Members: $10
Children <13: $5
Tickets are non-refundable. General admission seating. Ticket prices do not include the $1.50 per ticket Service Fee. This fee will be calculated at check out. Tickets available with cash, check or credit card at the Colonial Theatre Box Office, or online. Just click on the “Buy Tickets” link at the upper right of any page of our website to buy your tickets online.