. . . at 6:00 pm on Friday, Nov. 7 for a very special event to help kick off the upcoming 16-film “Silent Film Renaissance 2014 from Vienna: Treasures of Filmarchiv Austria” at the National Film Center. We will screen the 1927 Marlene Dietrich film Cafe Elektric with piano and benshi (Japanese narrator) accompaniment, which is a creative combination that must be seen if you haven't had a chance yet (or even if you have). The evening begins with a cocktail party at which the performers and representatives of Filmarchiv Austria, Embassy of Austria and National Film Center will be present. After the screening, there will be a Q&A session with Austrian pianist Gerhard Gruber, benshi Ichiro Kataoka, and film archivist Fumiko Tsuneishi. Cocktails and light snacks are just ¥1,080 (incl. tax). A selection of Austrian wine will be served, and other drinks will be available at the cash bar.
(91 minutes, German intertitles with narration in Japanese and English dialogue précis)

— Karen Severns