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A Silent Film Comes to Life


The Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave., offers a gripping silent film, “Beggars of Life,” accompanied by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra on Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m.

In this gripping film set in American hobo subculture, Louise Brooks and Richard Arlen take to riding the rails to escape a manslaughter charge. Pre-depression America is shown as a place of formless threats and constant danger. Long unavailable, “Beggars of Life” was recently restored by the George Eastman Museum, and is now widely regarded as Louise Brooks' finest American film. 

Mont-Alto-Orchestra-6This silent film will be accompanied by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. Based in Louisville Colorado, this quintet has become famous for its sensitive and powerful resurrection of the lost repertoire played by silent film orchestras. Through live appearances throughout America, and dozens of recordings, the Mont Alto Orchestra shows that the golden age of Hollywood music actually came before “talkies." Mont Alto will be performing the score that they were commissioned to record for the recent Blu-ray release of this film on the Kino-Lorber label. 

For more information and tickets, contact the UCCC ticket office at 970-356-5000, or go online to

The UCCC is proudly owned and operated by the City of Greeley. The 2019 Spring Semester Arts Partner is Banner Health and UCHealth; the Rising Stars Partner is Flood and Peterson; the Media Trade Partners are Loveland Reporter-Herald, The Tribune, Pirate Radio, KFKA, KUNC, The Sound, Townsquare Media, and iHeart Media; the DoubleTree by Hilton Greeley at Lincoln Park provides season accommodations and is the valet parking partner.

Release Date:
Apr 9, 2019

For more information, contact:

Megan Garn, Marketing Coordinator
Union Colony Civic Center
Communication & Engagement Department
970-350-9216 |

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