Silent No More!
On Thursday, October 24th, we’re thrilled to open our doors to the Provincetown Film Society to host a fundraiser for The Trevor Project with a very special screening of the earliest surviving film about LGBTQ lives, Different from the Others.
Filmed in 1919, its 100th anniversary screening in last summer’s Provincetown Film Festival was completely sold-out. With original live music accompaniment from Billy Hough and Sue Goldberg, come see the silent movie everyone was talking about.
Once feared lost, Different from the Others is believed to be the only gay-themed movie from Germany’s progressive Weimar era that survived destruction after Hitler took power. The film tells a compelling story of secrecy and oppression that continues to play out in today’s world. Different from the Others stars Conrad Veidt (the somnambulist in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Colonel Strasser in Casablanca) as Paul Körner, a violinist whose romance with a talented male student is thwarted when a blackmailer threatens to expose the relationship and Körner’s homosexuality — then a crime under Germany’s notorious Paragraph 175.
For the benefit screening on Oct 24th, admission is $35 and includes:
- Complimentary wine reception starting at 6:00pm.
- Screening and live accompaniment performance at 7:30 pm with Billy and Sue
- Q&A, raffle, and extra set of songs with Billy and Sue to follow
Tickets for this screening of a unique piece of cinematic buried-treasure, as well as helping to support LGBTQ kids at The Trevor Project, can be purchased at: