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CANCELLED: A "silent movie" with live accompaniment: SILENT MOVIE by Mel Brooks, with live accompaniment by the South Beach Chamber Ensemble!

  • 02 Apr 2020
  • 9:00 PM - 10:40 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
  • 59



THU, APR 02, 9p:

presented by MBFS in collaboration with

The South Beach Chamber Ensemble


Directed by MEL BROOKS/1976/1hr, 27mins.

With Mel Brooks, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise, Bernadette Peters

And cameos by Burt Reynolds, James Caan, Liza Minelli,

Anne Bancroft, Paul Newman and Marcel Marceau

The comedic struggle and complexities in making a silent movie is illustrated by a determined director and his outrageous entourage in this movie making satire from Mel Brooks.

Brooks makes his debut as the star in his own films, playing the 1920s movie director surrounded by the newfound obstacles of the craft. As part of the slew of 1970s films about the film industry (including others such as Nickelodeon, Day of the Locust, Valentino, The Wild Party) Silent Movie was the first “silent movie” since Chaplin’s Modern Times in 1936. It also has the distinction of having “the fewest words in a sound film” according to the Guinness Book of World Records. There is only one word spoken, but we won’t reveal what that word is…

You need to come and see and listen for yourself!

The film is accompanied by a live performance by

The South Beach Chamber Ensemble


The MBC Interactive Archive exhibition: 1960s

is currently on display! (before and after shows)



MBFS is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization that is supported by people like YOU and by Basser Arts Foundation; French Consulate Cultural Services; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Miami Dade County Mayor & Board of Commissioners & Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs Council; Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs. 


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