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The Sounds of Silents


October 3


Gari Melchers Home and Studio
(540) 654-1848


Gari Melchers Home and Studio
224 Washington Street
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405 United States
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(540) 654-1015


Screenings TBD at 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM; 4:30 PM

Did you know that Gari Melchers once had lunch with Charlie Chaplin and loved going to the cinema? Spend an afternoon with us enjoying the motion pictures of the pre-talkies era with live musical accompaniment, popcorn, candy, sodas and food trucks!

Dr. Andrew Simpson, music professor, Catholic University, will  curate and accompany on piano two silent film classics and discuss the genre of silent film as a nexus of drama, visual art and music. Screening of the silent movies will be followed with a modern “silent,”  The Artist, 2011.

Admission $10.  Cash or credit card for refreshments. Pavilion.  Contact: Buffy Knappenberger at [email protected] or  540 654-1843