Called “the best in the world at accompanying silent films,” by Roger Ebert, the Alloy Orchestra is a three-man musical ensemble, writing and performing live accompaniment to classic silent films. Working with an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, they thrash and grind soulful music from unlikely sources. Performing at prestigious film festivals and cultural centers in the US and abroad, Alloy has helped revive some of the great masterpieces of the silent era. (For more information, please visit their website at www.alloyorchestra.com.)
This year, the orchestra will be performing live, original scores for two silent films. Separate admission is required for each film.
A PAGE OF MADNESS
Directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa (1926)
A long-lost gem of early avant-garde Japanese cinema, A PAGE OF MADNESS uses surreal, dream-like imagery to tell the tragic story of an asylum worker and his incarcerated wife.