Silent film being brought to life

DOWNEY - The 1920 black-and-white silent film "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" will be screened at First Baptist Church of Downey on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.Pipe organist Kyle Black will provide accompaniment music consisting largely of improvisation weaving creative elements together to bring this 1920 dark tale to vivid life. The cautionary tale addresses the dual nature of mankind and tension between good and evil. The tension of duality is part of Christian theology, seen in Satan's fall from Heaven being due to his refusal to accept that he is a created being (that he has a dual nature) and is not God. It also explains the Christian concept of evil hiding in the light. This context will be discussed at the beginning and end of the film. Admission is free but donations will be taken to help fund the purchase of a new piano at Messiah Lutheran Church. The event is sponsored by the Downey Arts Coalition.

********** Published: October 20, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 27