Silent Films from MoMA: Stella Dallas

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Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Reception at 5:30 p.m., Program begins at 6:30 p.m.


Experience silent film as never before in the first ever partnership between the Peoria Riverfront Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.

The Peoria Riverfront Museum is proud to present a digitally restored version of Henry King’s 1925 Stella Dallas with live musical accompaniment featuring the the Peoria Symphony Orchestra. This special performance offers an extraordinary evening combining the art of film with a live musical score a that elevates the cinema into a truly immersive experience.

Saturday, May 11, 2024

5:30 p.m. - Welcome reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

6:30 p.m. – Performance begins in the Giant Screen Theater

Tickets $75 for members, $100 for non-members


Stella Dallas. 1925. USA. Directed by Henry King. Screenplay by Frances Marion, based on the novel by Olive Higgins Prouty. With Ronald Colman, Belle Bennett, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Digital restoration by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Foundation, from a 35mm print held by MoMA. Accompanied by a new orchestral score composed by Stephen Horne. 110 min.

This film program is organized by Dave Kehr, Curator of Film, Sean Egan, Senior Producer, Film Exhibitions and Projects, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Live musical accompaniment featuring Maestro George Stelluto and the Peoria Symphony Orchestra

Generously sponsored by Flo and Sid Banwart