‘Last Command’ FOLA’s Silent Movie Festival

When:
August 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Where:
Heald Auditorium at Ludlow Town Hall
37 S Depot St
Ludlow, VT 05149
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
(802) 228-7239

The Last Command

Friends of the Ludlow Auditorium continues its summer tradition of featuring a classic silent movie enhanced by the music of Jeff Rapsis. The feature movie will be The Last Command. This 1928 silent film was directed by Josef von Sternberg, and written by John F. Goodrich and Herman J. Mankiewicz from a story by Lajos Bíró. Star Emil Jannings won the first Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1928 Hollywood, director Leo Andreyev (William Powell) looks through photographs for actors for his next movie. When he comes to the picture of an aged Sergius Alexander (Emil Jannings), he pauses, then tells his assistant (Jack Raymond) to cast the man. Sergius shows up at the Eureka Studio with a horde of other extras and is issued a general’s uniform. The film then flashes back 10 years to czarist Russia, which is in the midst of the Revolution. Grand Duke Sergius Alexander is the czar’s cousin and commander of all his armies.

The movie is free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed. Berkshire Bank supplies popcorn and FOLA provides water. 

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