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Sound of Silent Film Festival

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival, now in its thirteenth year, moves to the lovingly restored Davis Theater with two all-new programs including a special “late night” program.

Featuring newly composed scores performed live to modern silent films from around the world, this one night only event is a don’t miss.

Thirteen short films have been chosen out of more than two hundred submitted to us and each has been newly scored by a different composer. Grab a drink at the bar and join us for films ranging from comedy to drama, sci-fi and more.

Come to one or both but get your tickets now as both concerts will sell out!

April 14 7:00
$25

Late Show is at 9:30 – audience discretion advised
$15

Both shows for $35

Sound of Silent Film is supported in part by:
CIMMFest
The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation
The Davis Theater

7:00 FEATURE PROGRAM

That Unusual Brick
Comedy
Film by Jesse Burks
Music by Nicole Murphy
In a posh, swanky restaurant, a neurotic man’s perfect meal is interrupted by an unexpected little guest.

Two Black Coffees
Film Noir, Thriller, Mystery
Film by Michael Driscoll
Music by Donnie Walker
A desperate woman has one moment of chance to escape from her domineering husband, and into the arms of her secret lover.

Nation Down
Drama, Science Fiction
Film by Liam Hendrix Heath
Music by Dominic Johnson
On a world locked in a dystopian nightmare, a tyrant combats a sudden eruption of riots and pillages. ��

The Scroll of Morlock
Horror, Comedy
Film by Dash Finley
Music by Lawrence Axelrod
A wraith-like ghoul stalks the corridors of an opulent country estate, threatening an elegant maiden and her brave beau��

The Man Who Was Ill
Drama, Comedy
Film by Luke Marsden
Music by Elizabeth Start
Who will Waldo Swobota choose – his fiancé, or her one-eyed sister? How did Lena Prewne’s eyes end up inside a glass jar? What does Doctor Schlessighesstfahlen have to do with all this? And will the wise old crone point the sick painter in the direction of true love? A love letter to silent cinema.

atoms of ashes
Drama, Experimental
Film by Maggie Scrantom
Music by Nattalie Dietterich
A young woman weaves through the stages of grief after a miscarriage, confronting the vast universe inside her own body and beyond. Where do we begin and end if we are already made of stardust? ��

Saturn Return
Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Science Fiction
Film by Evan Curtis
Music by Anthony Green
If I have seen further, it is from standing on the shoulders of giants.���

Margaret and the Moon
Animation, Adventure, Drama
Film by Trevor Morgan
Music by Gary Rubio
Margaret and the Moon is the story of an unpopular little girl who falls in love with her imagination and learns the value of true friendship.

9:30 LATE NIGHT PROGRAM
(Viewer Discretion Advised)

�Frollein Frappe
Comedy, Drama
Film by Vanessa Aab
Music by Seth Boustead
Franz and Greta are deeply in love with each other, even though they are cousins and social conventions forbid them to act on their desire and feelings for each other. In the tradition of 20′s surrealist cinema the line between dreams and reality blur as the loving couple tries to undermine the moral standards in a romantic and comic way. But when Greta suddenly changes her mind and leaves Franz’s vision, his emotions fall into a bottomless abyss.

When You Call Me That, Smile
Drama, Comedy
Film by Nick Toti
Music by Sebastian Huydts
A man leaves his quiet life in the country to become a comic entertainer in the Big City. His journey is a Surreal celebration of the descent into a Hell of narcissistic self-destruction. In a string of events ranging from antisocial transgression to racist provocation to fantastic flights of absurdity, our protagonist loses grasp of his humanity and bit by bit slips into complete animal degradation. A comedy.

Tea Party
Drama, Experimental
Film by Brian Zahm
Music by Gunnelpumpers
Called ‘grotesque, erotic and surreal,’ TEA PARTY explores the inner-world of one lady’s daily ritual. This film makes a methodical march from aged stasis toward a frenzied crescendo brimming with archetypal images of youth and fertility.�

Manos de la Muerte (Hands of Death)
Horror Spoof
Film by Dave Less
Music by Seth Boustead
An orphaned young woman is sent to live with her aunt who goes to great lengths to find her a suitor, whether she wants one or not.���

Leatherface in Love
Comedy
Film by Alexander Bickford
Music by Tony Scott-Green
Leatherface meets his female counterpart in this darkly comedic reintroduction to one of the horror genre’s most iconic characters.�

Performed by:
Chris Ramaekers – music director

Alyson Berger – cello
Nathan Bojko – percussion
Seth Boustead – piano
Sebastian Huydts – piano
Douglas Johnson – bass
Christie Miller – clarinet
Tony Scott-Green – guitar
Trevor Patrick Watkin – flute
Amy Wurtz – piano
Jeff Yang – violin

Details

Date:
April 14
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sound-of-silent-film-festival-tickets-43404534130

Organizer

Access Contemporary Music
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/Access-Contemporary-Music-225511967461822/

Venue

Davis Theater
4614 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625 US
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