If you're a silent movie buff head to Portage Theater tonight for a screening of "Sand". Even if you're not, check out this description from Silent Film Chicago and you may become one:
"The Northwest Chicago Film Society presents a special screening ofSand, cowboy heartthrob William s. Hart's 1920 western drama. No silent-era star proved as consistent as William S. Hart, the sober cowboy auteur whose morally delicate frontiers always allowed for the twin possibilities of human depravity and absolute redemption. In Sand, Hart plays a railway station agent who must stand aside when a local grandee sets his sights on Hart’s longtime sweetheart Mary Thurman. Featuring Jay Warren on the Portage Grande Cinema Organ."
Can't make it tonight? Mark your calendar for December 5 when they screen "Upstream" from 1927. Tickets are only $5 at the door for both screenings.
p.s. Did you notice the live organ part?