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Museum sponsors DeMille’s ‘Manslaughter’


September 6, 2012

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Seth Goldman, director of the Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation’s Institute of Early Film Studies, will host a screening of Cecil B. DeMille’s 1922 film, “Manslaughter,” at the historic Paramount Theatre in Middletown on Wednesday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m. Ben Model, famed silent film accompanist for The Museum of Modern Art for the last 28 years, will provide live soundtrack for the film on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.

“Manslaughter” is a social statement emphasized with historical comparisons. In addition to the modern scenes of 1922, we see Roman debauchery, as well. This film is the last in the museum’s series of films on crime and conscience that began with its showing of “Chicago” earlier this year.

The suggested minimum donation is $5. The theater’s concession stand will be open.

The Neversink Valley Museum is open Friday through Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. through October 30 and by appointment. Visit www.neversinkmuseum.org or call 845/754-8870.