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Silent films find their voice in Fort Worth showings

The Kimbell Museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion will be resonating to the sounds of silence on February 16.

That’s when the Lone Star Film Society, as part of its new Arthouse FW series, begins showing classic silent movies with live music accompaniment at the venue under the banner of Silent Sundays. The first film to be shown in the monthly showcase will be F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise, a 1927 film that was given an Oscar for Unique and Artistic Production in 1929. Providing the music will be pianist Robert Edwards who has a master’s degree from University of North Texas in Classical Piano Performance and plays with the jazz band The Singapore Slingers.

Coming up in will be D.W. Griffith’s Way Down East on March 16 (musician to be announced), Sergein Eisenstein’s Strike on April 20 (with musician James Talambas), and on May 18, it’s William A. Wellman’s filmed-in-Texas 1927 film Wings, which was the first film to win an Academy Award. Curtis Heath, from the band The Theater Fire, provides the music. Films start at 2 p.m. Admission is $7 general, $5 for museum or Lone Star Film Society members. For more information, go to