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Poster for Don Juan

Don Juan

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Alan Crosland Run Time: 112 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 1926

Starring: Estelle Taylor, Jane Winton, John Barrymore, John Roche, Warner Oland

We’re celebrating Silent Movie Day this year with the Pittsburgh Silent Film Society and a special screening of Don Juan! This 1926 silent film was one of the first movies to have its own soundtrack and came into public domain in 2022.

The Film
If there was one thing that Don Juan de Marana learned from his father Don Jose, it was that women gave you three things – life, disillusionment and death. In his father’s case it was his wife, Donna Isobel, and Donna Elvira who supplied the latter. Don Juan settled in Rome after attending the University of Pisa. Rome was run by the tyrannical Borgia family consisting of Caesar, Lucrezia and the Count Donati. Juan has his way with and was pursued by many women, but it is the one that he could not have that haunts him. It will be for her that he suffers the wrath of Borgia for ignoring Lucrezia and then killing Count Donati in a duel. For Adriana, they will both be condemned to death in the prison on the river Tigre.

The Pittsburgh Silent Film Society
The Pittsburgh Silent Film Society (PSFS) was founded in 2013 to help foster and promote silent film exhibition with live musical accompaniment in Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania.