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The Lyme Community Foundation is hosting a Silent Film Festival on February 22, 2014, 7 pm, in Chaumont Presbyterian Church, Chaumont, NY. Four films, including "The Goat," will be accompanied by North Country organist Jason Comet, using his originally compiled scores. Image: "The Goat," silent film poster. Artist: unknown.
The Lyme Community Foundation is hosting a Silent Film Festival on February 22, 2014, 7 pm, in Chaumont Presbyterian Church, Chaumont, NY. Four films, including "The Goat," will be accompanied by North Country organist Jason Comet, using his originally compiled scores. Image: "The Goat," silent film poster. Artist: unknown.

Watertown organist recreates the magic of silent films

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A century ago, moviegoers flocked to cinemas to watch films without dialogue or sounds. The mood and sound effects were provided by a musician, usually at a pipe organ.

The Lyme Community Foundation is hosting a Silent Film Festival on Saturday night at 7, in Chaumont Presbyterian Church. Four films, including Buster Keaton's "The Goat," will be accompanied by Watertown organist Jason Comet, using originally compiled film scores.

Comet told Todd Moe that after the release of "The Jazz Singer" in 1927, "talkies" became more popular. But today, there's a renewed demand for silent film classics.

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Todd Moe
Morning Host and Producer

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Watertown organist Jason Comet.  Photo via www.jasoncomet.com
Watertown organist Jason Comet. Photo via www.jasoncomet.com

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