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When Grauman’s Egyptian Theater in L.A. staged its reopening gala six months ago, the main attraction was an epic 1923 film that was anything but silent. Indeed, the most notable thing about this screening of Cecil B. DeMille’s first version of The Ten Commandments (not his gaudy 1956 remake with NRA-spokesperson-to-be Charlton Heston) was the debut of Hugo Riesenfeld’s reconstructed score. Today’s unspooling of DeMille’s characteristically earnest Old Testament extravaganza is the East Coast premiere of the rebuilt score, played by a live orchestra conducted by Gillian B. Anderson, an expert in film-score restoration who frequently brings the fruits of her labor to the National Gallery. Honor thy cinematic mothers and fathers at 2:30 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building Auditorium, 4th & Constitution Ave. NW. Free. (202) 842-6799. (Mark Jenkins)