The Rockwell Announces November Silent Film Showcase for “HUSH” Series

  • The Rockwell 255 Elm Street Somerville, MA, 02144 United States

The Rockwell Announces November Silent Film Showcase for “HUSH” Series


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On November 2, The Rockwell will return with HUSH, a monthly silent film series that celebrates the bygone era of a simpler world while incorporating live music in collaboration with film expert Erica Baptiste and musicians Noxaphonic. This month, The Rockwell will showcase two films back-to-back, “The Kid” (1921, starring Charlie Chaplin) and “A Trip to the Moon” (1902, starring Georges Méliès), both influential films of the silent era.

“The Kid,” Chaplin's first full-length feature, follows the journey of a tramp who discovers an orphan. Chaplin directed, produced and starred in the film and also composed the score. Followed by “A Trip to the Moon,” this short film follows a group of astronomers who travel to the moon to explore the undiscovered territory. As they reimagine these cult classics through sound art, Noxaphonic will be accompanied by special musical guests John Tyler Kent on the chapman stick – an extremely unique instrument known for creating a myriad of rare sounds – and Kramer Gibson on the saxophone and melodica.

These two films run 67 minutes in total and are unrated, though those underage must be accompanied by an adult. Show-goers also are invited to make it a true “Dinner & a Movie” experience by receiving 10% off their food purchases before or after the show at The Rockwell’s sister venues, Foundry on Elm and Saloon, that are housed under the same roof.


General Admission: $15 per adult (service fee not included)
Students and Senior Citizens: $12 per person (ID required; service fee not included)
Tickets available online and at the door, as available: http://hush.bpt.me.