Look here! Do you revel in the dull and drab? Are you damper than a baby’s blanket?
Oh no! You’ve got pep in your step and the stars in your eyes. You know the difference between a dud and a dapper dandy, and you want to dance!
Come find out what makes chickens cluck and kittens meow at our screening of the greatest motion picture of 1927, IT. Starring Clara Bow (a young snake-charmer if there ever was one), this fabulous movie has got it all, and how! You’ll see a poor shopgirl use a lot of what it takes to snare a wealthy man, only to crush him under his own arrogance. A classic tale! Brought to life with all of the blousing and none of the applesauce.
Accompanying the motion picture of the evening will be expert stride pianist Reese Gray. Gray is a featured player from The White Ghost Shivers and the East Side Dandies, and his technique is spot on. Point your noodle globes towards this clip of Gray doing an extended solo to get a glimpse at what he can do:
This screening is co-presented by Vintage Vivant, a monthly jazz-age dance party at the Swan Dive; they’ll be throwing their Vamps and Tramps party immediately after the film.
So rest your dogs and calm your stilts for a brief moment at the Ritz before heading over to Vintage Vivant for a night of hopping and huffing. Who knows, maybe you’ll meet some delightful little biscuit with no handcuffs and a pocket full of sugar.