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New Sounds for Silent Films


Thursday, November 10, 2016


07:00 PM–08:30 PM

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New Sounds for Silent Films

A trip to the cinema in the early days of film meant listening to a live music performance, which might change from venue to venue. In conjunction with the special exhibition A Feast for the Senses, the Walters and the Maryland Film Festival have invited musicians Jamal Moore, Ami Dang, and WUME to create and perform new scores for three silent films. Films include: Moon 1969, Asparagus, and Time Piece.

Maryland Film Festival members can register for free. Email or call 410-752-8083 for the member code.

About the films:

Moon 1969
Directed by Scott Bartlett

Blurred television tapes of the Apollo 11 moon trip, alternating explosions of blank and color film, music, the voice of an astrologer discussing "all-ness," love, and the stars, and abstract film patterns combine to create what the director describes as a "cosmic mind flight."

Directed by Suzan Pitt

This candy coloured nightmare rocked audiences upon its release and catapulted maker Suzan Pitt to the front ranks of indie animation.

Time Piece
Directed by Jim Henson

Time Piece is a 1965 experimental short film directed, written, produced by and starring Jim Henson. The film depicts an ordinary man moving in constant motion, in a desperate attempt to escape the passage of time. 

Presented in partnership with the Maryland Film Festival.

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