Centennial Event: ‘A Century Through Film’ series kicks off Sept. 5 with silent films, musical accompaniment

| August 25, 2014
Webster University’s Centennial Film Series looks at the movies that defined the past 100 years.

Webster University’s Centennial Film Series looks at the movies that defined the past 100 years.

As part of the Webster University Centennial celebration, the Webster University Film Series will hold a special series throughout 2014-15 reflecting 100 years of cinema, with each event representing a different era in film history.

Join the kickoff of “A Century Through Cinema” on Friday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m., featuring the silent films of Harold Lloyd, “The Marathon” (1919) and “The Freshman” (1925) to represent the 1900s.

This event will also include musical accompaniment by a local group, The Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra. The live music allows the audience to experience the film as audiences did in the 1900s.

“The ‘A Century Through Cinema’ series is designed to highlight 100 years of cinema in conjunction with Webster University’s centennial celebration,” said James Harrison, director of the Webster University Film Series. “It will provide an opportunity for the audience to experience the transformations in culture and society during the past 100 years and enjoy these great films throughout history on the big screen.”

Spread the Word with #webster100

Feel free to bring your friends and family to celebrate. If you attend spread the word about your experience, in one of the many events, celebrating Webster University Centennial with the hashtag #webster100. For more information on other centennial events visit the Webster University Centennial website.

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