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Screening of live organ-accompanied silent version of DeMille’s Ten Commandments • Brooklyn Paper

Screening of live organ-accompanied silent version of DeMille’s Ten Commandments

The next film on tap in the series is Cecil B. DeMille’s original 1923 version of “The Ten Commandments,” February 13, 7 p.m. at the Brooklyn Baptist Temple, 360 Schermerhorn Street at Third Avenue in Boerum Hill. The admission charge is $10; $5 for seniors/students.

“The Ten Commandments,” in DeMille’s first interpretation, presents the biblical story for roughly half the film. The remainder is concerned with a contemporary morality tale of a widow and her two young adult sons. One of the sons descends into a life of vice; at the same time, a contrast is drawn between the mother’s strict reading of the “Ten Commandments,” and the other son’s interpretation based upon the Gospel teachings of the “New Testament.”

Future films in the series include “The Mark of Zorro” (Douglas Fairbanks, 1920), April 10, 7 p.m. and “My Best Girl” (Mary Pickford, 1927), June 12, 8 p.m.

The public is invited to attend this series. For more, contact Gregory Eaton at 718-875-6960, or go to www.brooklynago.org.

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