The era of silent cinema was one of the most creative periods in human history. In not much more than 30 years, a new visual vocabulary was invented and explored to the fullest. Genres formed as the medium were used for entertainment, politics, education, propaganda and experimentation. The challenge of visual storytelling without sound pushed filmmakers to find new ways to tell stories and communicate ideas. The Rosendale Theatre collective shows both American and European silent classics. Live piano accompaniment by Marta Waterman.