Festival

Mar 31 – Apr 2 2011

Sound of Silent Film Festival

This year’s Sound of Silent Film Festival features new scores performed live to Martin Scorsese’s classic silent film The Big Shave and Osama Tezuka’s animated film The Mermaid.

Films by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Brian Kallies, Chris Mancini, Manoel de Oliveira and Gus van Sant round out the program.

All films will be screened in silence with a new score performed live.

 

  Hours

Thursday March 31, 2011 – 7:30PM
Friday April 1, 2011 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 2, 2011 – 7:30 PM

  Location

Chopin Theater
1543 W. Division St.
$20 per person per show

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