Peter Pan (1924) with Donald Sosin & Joanna Seaton


Theater 3 Sat, Dec 16, 2023 1:30 PM


Saturday, December 16 @ 1:30 PM

Director: Herbert Brenon
Writer: Willis Goldbeck from the book by J.M. Barrie
Cast: Betty Bronson, Ernest Torrence, Mary Brian, Virginia Brown Faire, Anna May Wong

The original silent film with live musical accompaniment and effects by Donald Sosin & Joanna Seaton.

This first film adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic story amazed audiences when it was released in 1924 and is still as magical today. Bring the whole family to enjoy this unique experience with a live score accompaniment. Kids and adults alike will love it!

1hr 45mins / PG

Donald Sosin & Joanna Seaton

Joanna Seaton and Donald Sosin bring their unique blend of keyboards, vocals and percussion to major film festivals—New York, TriBeCa, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Telluride, Yorkshire—and to MoMA, Film at Lincoln Center, AFI Silver, Moscow's prestigious Lumière Gallery, the Thailand Silent FIlm Festival, and the Jecheon International Music and Film Festival in South Korea. They perform often at Italy’s annual silent film retrospectives in Bologna and Pordenone. They have appeared numerous times at Yale, Harvard, Brown, Cornell, and Emory Universities, and created scores for over 65 silent film DVDs on the Criterion, Kino, Milestone, Flicker Alley and other labels. Their workshops in silent film music and songwriting are popular with students of all ages. Joanna, a native of Manhattan, was an Ivory Soap Baby. Called a “silvery soprano” by the New York Times, she has a Theatre Arts degree from Cornell University. She has appeared in over 80 Off-Broadway, regional, and stock theatre productions, and has sung with jazz great Dick Hyman at the 92nd St. Y.  Donald grew up in Rye NY and Munich and played on Broadway for many years, after composition studies at Michigan and Columbia. His music has been heard on PBS, TCM, as background for network soaps, and in many contemporary films.

"As far as I am concerned the [silent] picture version of James Barrie’s famous play is one of the most enjoyable pictures which has ever graced the motion picture screen." - Billboard