The Mark of Zorro (1920) – Wesley Mission Fundraiser

By July 23, 2013 Events

Australia’s Silent Film Festival proudly presents the restored digital presentation of The Mask Of Zorro.
In one of the world’s best-loved action heroes, Fairbanks shines as the caped and masked crusader with the pathetic alter-ego of Don Diego, playing both roles to the hilt in this classic action-adventure from the golden age of the silent era. In realistic early Californian settings, a yawning and bored Don Diego appears unmanly and even comical as he tries to impress the beautiful Lolita with childish magic tricks, while in actual fact he is her heartthrob in the dashing black disguise and slashing sword, saviour of both her family and the entire community that is under the yoke of a ruthless military government.

This original plot, adapted by Fairbanks himself from a short story in a readers’ magazine, is very familiar and popular with viewers of all ages, and Fairbanks gives the role extra flavour and excitement, and a thrilling edge in every scene.

Live musical accompaniment by the acclaimed theatre organist, David Bailey, on the mighty Christie theatre organ.

Date: Thursday 5th September 2013 at 6:30pm

Venue: The Wesley Theatre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney

Australia’s Silent Film Festival proudly presents this treasure of early cinema with the Wesley Mission as a fundraiser in aid of the 100th anniversary of Wesley Fair: 100 years of support among the most marginalised and disadvantaged in the community.

Great entertainment for a great cause!

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