2016–2017 The Sound of Silents Film Series

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A year’s worth of live music and film in the Peristyle

The Sound of Silents Film series features classics of the silent film era with live musical accompaniment in the Peristyle Theater. Admission for each film is free for members and $5 for non-members. Tickets are available at the Toledo Museum of Art information desks. A cash bar is available at each screening.


Body & Soul (1925, 79 minutes)

Sept. 15: 7 p.m., Peristyle
Free for members, $5 for non–members

Although the 1920s brought him acclaim as a stage actor and singer, Paul Robeson still had to prove himself as a viable screen performer. Mainstream avenues were limited in the Jim Crow era, however, and his first films were made on the peripheries of the film business. “Body and Soul,” directed by the legendary African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, questions the power of the cloth, casting Robeson in dual roles as a jackleg preacher and a well-meaning inventor.

Other Upcoming Films

Thursday evening programming at the Museum is sponsored in part by Huntington Private Client Group.

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