a documentary feature

Synopsis

“Lost Sounds of the Silents” gives an up close view of two of the last surviving theatre organists of the Golden Era of Silent Film. See these pioneers of film music as never before, in action, behind the Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ as they bring the moving pictures to life. Hear their stories from a bygone era.

Meet Bob Mitchell, 95, and Rosa Rio,105, who began their careers in the 1920s only to find themselves obsolete by the end of the same decade with the advent of the “talkies.” After they embraced the evolving media of the 20th Century, they each returned to the art form they so dearly loved.

They are part of a legacy of American film music waiting to be rediscovered.

Gallery

Bob Mitchell, age 95, at the Mighty Wurlitzer, Old Town Music Hall (by ZoArt)

Rosa Rio, age 105, performance day at the Mighty Wurlitzer, Tampa Theatre

Rosa Rio, age 105, performance day at the Mighty Wurlitzer, Tampa Theatre

Rosa at console Wurlitzer Tampa Theatre orange dress & monitor foreground interview shoot IMG_0964

Contact

Want to know more about the film?

Contact Ferris Ellen Gluck at info@lostsoundsofthesilents.com