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alloy orchestra icon-01Sounds of Silents: Alloy Orchestra


  1. Friday, September 30, 2016 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Varieté

The film is presented with live music accompaniment from Alloy Orchestra.

Silent film star Emil Jannings (Faust, The Last Laugh, Quo Vadis?) plays “Boss Huller,” a washed-up trapeze artist who runs a sleazy sideshow of “erotic sensations’’ with his family. Huller accepts a beautiful sideshow dancer named Bertha-Marie into the troupe, with whom he becomes infatuated and develops a new trapeze act. Longing for the glamorous life of his past, Huller and Bertha-Marie run away to Berlin. They become a sensation until a famous aerialist seeks revenge. (2K DCP Presentation)

Alloy Orchestra

Labeled by the late Film Critic Roger Ebert as “The best in the world at accompanying silent films,” Alloy Orchestra is a three-man musical ensemble that writes new music and performs 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 fi lm festivals and venues around the world, including the Telluride Film Festival, the Louvre, Lincoln Center, and the National Gallery of Art, Alloy has helped revive some of the great masterpieces as well as little-known gems of the silent era.