Festival

Apr 16 & 23,  2022

Sound of Silent Film Festival

ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival, now in its 17th year, is a unique event featuring new short silent films in every conceivable genre screened with newly-composed musical scores performed live.

On April 16th, we will present a new program of modern silent films live at the Music Box Theater, and virtually the following week. The virtual presentation will also be available on demand from that point forward. 

  Hours

Saturday, April 16,  7:15 PM

Saturday, April 23, 8:00 PM Central (virtual presentation)

We will email a link to watch the virtual presentation a couple of days before the event.

  Location

Music Box Theater
3733 N. Southport Ave.
$30 general, $15 student with ID
$15 virtual

 

Rattenfalle by Win Brooks

A dark comedy exploring the horrors of modern cuisine and the palatability of revenge.

Music by Regina Harris Baiocchi

Rattenfalle

Elsewhere by Leah Bleich

A young boy suspends time before his parents can begin to fight.

Music by Tatev Amiryan

The Reel by JohnBen Lacy & Mike Elsherif

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

The Fuzzies by Josh Funk

A man wakes up locked in a strange bathroom where something is lurking behind the walls.

Music by Isak Björn Hedlund

Kilter by Rob Stanton-Cook

Kilter explores the wreckage left in the wake of generational toxic masculinity. Following a violent crime of passion, a gentle young man descends into a tormented reality as he struggles to reconcile who he is and what he has become.

Music by Angel Bat Dawid

Gut Feelings by Vanessa S. Valliere & John Gregorio

Gut Feelings is the story of two misfits who meet in the belly of a beast.

Music by the ACM Film Scoring Class

The Trader by Manuel Álvarez Diestro & Sergio Belinchón

A busy executive has a very unlikely commute which will take him to an unexpected place

Music by Amy Wurtz

The Trader

Cold Storage by Thomas Freundlich

Cold Storage is a short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen.

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 Ishani Mukherjee

Stinger by Brian Zahm

A filmmaker documents his own subtropical parasitic disease.

Music by William Jason Raynovich

Vacationland by Alexander Bickford

The dizzying dreams of summertime.

Music by Kelsee Vandervall

PROGRAM

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

Activities

Kid Zone

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

sponsors

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