Reserve your seat: Free screening of silent film "Snow White" on December 2

On Sunday, December 2, The Historic New Orleans Collection will screen the silent-era classic Snow White (1916) at the Williams Research Center at 4 p.m. Pianist Paul Goussot will improvise a live score along with the film. Starring Marguerite Clark, Snow White was written by and based on Winthrop Ames’s play, which was inspired by the Grimm Brothers 19th-century fairy tale. The story centers on an evil queen and her young stepdaughter, involving familiar elements like the magic mirror, a poisoned apple, the Seven Dwarves, and finally, a handsome prince. An acclaimed actress, Clark was sister-in-law to THNOC founders Leila and L. Kemper Williams. Goussot, who is traveling to New Orleans for this event, frequently provides accompaniments for silent films at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and at festivals throughout Europe dedicated to improvisation. The event is presented as part of THNOC’s “Musical Louisiana: America’s Cultural Heritage” series, which examines different aspects of the state’s contributions to classical music. Admission is free and reservations are suggested.