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Special Event – Virtual Silent Cinema Screening and Performance!

Thur, April 29, 8:00 p.m. ET

Musical accompaniment by Ben Model.

Co-presented with Art Deco Society of Washington.

CAMILLE (1921)

Produced by and starring Alla Nazimova as Marguerite and star-in-the-making Rudolph Valentino as her lover Armand, CAMILLE is a daring transposition of the stage adaptation of the novel "The Lady of the Camellias" ("La Dame aux Camélias") by Alexandre Dumas fils, from its original 1840s setting to 1920s Paris. Directed by Ray C. Smallwood from a screenplay by June Mathis, the film features strikingly imaginative Art Deco sets designed by Natacha Rambova, who also designed the film's costumes, and who would go on to marry Valentino in 1923. DIR Ray C. Smallwood; SCR June Mathis, from "The Lady of the Camellias" by Alexandre Dumas fils; PROD Alla Nazimova. U.S., 1921, b&w, 70 min. Silent with English subtitles. NOT RATED

April Is World Art Deco Month! More info here.


This online event is available exclusively to Silver Rewards participants. Registering for this event signifies you are agreeing to join our FREE patron loyalty program as a Silver Rewards participant and receive communication from AFI Silver Theatre. During registration, you will have the option to make a pay-what-you-can contribution to support AFI Silver Theatre during our extended closure. Thank you for your support!


About Ben Model

Ben Model is one of America's leading silent film accompanists. Model has been playing piano and organ for silent films at the New York MoMA since 1984 and has performed numerous shows at AFI Silver Theatre over the years.

Since March 2020, Model has been hosting a popular weekly livestreamed silent film show from his living room, "The Silent Comedy Watch Party." Click here to visit Model's YouTube channel and view past performances!

About ADSW and ICADS

The Art Deco Society of Washington (ADSW) is a non-profit organization incorporated to foster awareness, preservation and appreciation of the Art Deco period in the Washington, DC, area. Among their upcoming events is the Washington DC Modernism Show, taking place April 23–25. For more info, visit ADSW.org.

This April, the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies (ICADS) has organized World Art Deco Month. ICADS is a voluntary alliance of groups from around the world. Many groups have organized virtual activities to help celebrate World Art Deco Month, and have agreed to make them widely available. For a full list of events taking place this April, click here.


Tickets to view are limited to one (1) per order and available exclusively to Silver Rewards participants. Advance registration may be made any time prior to the start of the event. After completing registration, ticketholders will receive an email order confirmation with a viewing link for the April 29 screening and performance. This link will become an active livestream at the listed start time for the event; an introduction will precede the start of the screening and performance.

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