Silent Movie with Organist Clark Wilson
Organist Clark Wilson returns to Hoover Auditorium Thursday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. to accompany the screening of the silent movie “Spite Marriage.” This Silent Movie Night is supported by Peter & Debbie Stephens.
“Spite Marriage” is a 1929 silent comedy film starring Buster Keaton and Dorothy Sebastian. An unimpressive but well intending man is given the chance to marry a popular actress, of whom he has been a hopeless fan. But what he doesn’t realize is that he’s being used to make the actress’ old flam jealous. (1h 16 m)
Wilson, one of the most recognized scorers of silent photoplays in America, works exclusively with the organ to develop historically accurate musical accompaniments as they were performed in major pictures during the heyday of silent film.
He began his scoring career in 1980 and has successfully toured North America with hundreds of film presentations at universities, performing arts centers, theaters, film festivals and conventions.
Wilson’s work has led to performances for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Society.