popularity of silent movies brought on by the Oscar-winning The Artist since faded to black? Perhaps
this screening of E.A. Dupont's lushly noirish Piccadilly (1929) will
restore some of the magic. The stunning Anna May Wong plays an impoverished
scullery maid whose sultry dancing proves a hit on the stage of a fancy London
nightclub. But her good fortune brings on lust, jealousy, greed, and tragedy.
Just like The Artist (but without the
dog)! It screens as part of the Sound of Silents series at the Coolidge Corner
Theatre with live orchestral accompaniment by Berklee musicians. The Coolidge
Corner is at 290 Harvard Street, Brookline | Monday, May 7 @ 7 pm | $20; $17 students, seniors
| 617.734.2500 or coolidge.org.