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FILM | "Cyrano de Bergerac" 

The Little Theatre has been screening art house and independent films to enthusiastic Rochester audiences since it first opened its doors 85 years ago. This Thursday, October 9, the theatre celebrates how it all began, with a special one-time only showing of the first film ever to grace the Little's silver screen: the 1923 silent film "Cyrano de Bergerac."

The classic tale of romantic deception — about a lovestruck poet with a crisis of confidence due to an oversized schnozz — has been adapted, remade, and updated by Hollywood dozens of times over the years, with everyone from Steve Martin, to Gerard Depardieu and Janeane Garofalo filling the role of the twitterpated hero. This is a chance to see the first film adaption of the original play, featuring beautiful hand-tinted stencil coloring and a classic performance from French actor Pierre Magnier in the title role. In addition, The Little has commissioned the Andrew Alden Ensemble to compose an all-new score for the film, and the group will be providing live accompaniment during the screening.

"Cyrano de Bergerac" will screen at The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue, on Thursday, October 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $10.

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