KING OF KINGS (1927 SILENT MOVIE) WITH JOHN sCHWANDT, ORGAN ACCOMPANIST
On Sunday, March 26 at 4:00 pm, Hillsdale First United Methodist Church held
a screening of The KING OF KINGS, Cecil B. DeMille's 1927 blockbuster silent movie depicting the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The screening will include live pipe organ accompaniment much like how the film would have been originally presented in the theatres of the day. Guest artist, John Schwandt, from the American Organ Academy, Hartville, Ohio, is a master of this art form and travels all over the country accompanying silent films.
This unique event may be appreciated on several levels – the deep spiritual tone of the subject matter so appropriate to the season of Lent; the fascinating art of black and white silent movies (though the groundbreaking resurrection scene in the movie is filmed in color); and the amazing skill required for an organist to play live, improvised accompaniment to the movie on the pipe organ. Come and experience it for all these reasons!