Apr 20th 2019
Sound of Silent Film Festival
ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival, now in its fourteenth year, returns to the lovingly restored Davis Theater with two all-new programs.
Featuring newly composed scores performed live to modern silent films from around the world, this one night only event is a don’t miss.
The 7:00 main show features films that have been meticulously scored and rehearsed with the music conducted live to the films.
The 9:30 “late night” show is a more experimental format with improvisation and composers performing their own music.
Saturday April 20, 2019 – 7:00 PM Central
Saturday, April 20, 2019 – 9:30 PM Central
4614 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago
$20 per person per show
Escape by Daniel Lugo
(Rollerblade Feel Good)
A woman breaks out of her mundane work life.
Music by Trevor Patricia Watkin
Neighbors by Noam Argov
In this noir comic-thriller, a woman navigates an envious obsession with the life of her beautiful neighbor.
Music by Ivonne Paredes
Big Touch by Christopher Tenzis
An Afro-Surrealist story about a giant woman and a tiny man who through the power of touch, experience an unexpected transformation.
Music by Pablo Casals
Lightmare by Josh Drake
Lightmare Captures the anxiety of the neighborhood after an unknown group of people race motorcycles illegally, using negative space as a mask to subvert the audience’s expectations of horizon and depth. In contrast, much of the content underscores the triviality of the perceived threat.
Music by Peri Mauer
Loopy by Max Cianci and Anthony Peduzzi
Drawn to a mysterious window, a man decides to investigate a seemingly abandoned building. As he makes his way to the source of his curiosity, what he uncovers is worse than he could ever imagine.
Music by Cristina Spinei
The Rabbit and the Snare by Calum Hotchkiss and Gemma Eve
During the turn of the 20th century, a man contemplates life when he falls into isolation after the death of his young daughter. He is forced to survive a snowy Canadian winter while accompanied by an unusual companion.
Music by Charles Coleman
Dodo’s Birth by Daniel Goldblum
A Lithuanian woman struggles to reconnect with her homeland. Filmed at the Joninės midsummer festivals and the Curonian Spit.
On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother.
Music by Angelo Hart
The Ephemeral Orphanage by Lisa Barcy
A group of tattered paper dolls daydream alternate realities and surreptitiously explore the hidden lives of their strict and secretive caregivers. Created with found paper dolls cut from a 1920’s newspaper and found in an attic, the film explores the adults attempt to dictate what girls learn, and the children’s talent for discovering forbidden knowledge.
Music by Natasha Bogojevic
Vacationland by Alexander Bickford
The dizzying dreams of summertime.
Music by Kelsee Vandervall
Ratenfalle by Win Brooks
A dark comedy exploring the horrors of modern cuisine and the palatability of revenge.
Music by Regina Harris Baiocchi
The Reel by JohnBen Lacy
The Reel is a lyrical ode to the magic and power of film, painting the projectionist as a conduit for the cinematic experience. A hybrid craft documentary and reflexive essay, the film offers a pastiche of iconic film imagery guided by montage theory that presents Hollywood archetypes as pawns of an ephemeral existence.
Music by Zygmund de Somogyi
Games, face paiting and activities to entertain yout little ones
2pm Magic with robMagic with rob
3pm Instruments Petting Zoo
with Traic Newhouse
4pm Jennifer Viets
5pm Dawn-Marie’s Toddler Jam
6pm Magic with Rob
Meet Our sponsors
The Sound of Silent Film Festival is sponsored in part by: