The Sound of Silents with a Side of Schtick

April 11, 2013

presented by Moisture Festival, Seattle Composers Alliance, and the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble.

USA | Approximately 120 Minutes, with 20 minute intermission

Travel back to a bygone era when cinema and vaudeville shared the bill for a brief moment in history! A unique evening combining silent cinema, live music and unconventional vaudeville performance: this one-night-only event is bursting at the seams with entertainment.

For your viewing pleasure, revel in an exceptional collection of both early cinema and contemporary silent work! We will be presenting a number of films from the first part of the last century, mixed in with the world premieres of works from local filmmakers made specifically for this event. Each film is accompanied by a brand new original score, performed live!

In between films, Moisture Festival performers transport us even further into this singular era of entertainment history with a carefully curated and curious collection of nationally recognized variètè acts. With the inimitable Kevin Joyce as our Master of Ceremonies, the evening will include live performances by world renowned star of stage and screen, Avner the Eccentric, the surreal Seattle acrobalancing duo of Dr. Calamari & Acrophelia, unexplainable illusion from San Francisco magician Paul Nathan, and nostalgic 1920's melodies from the lovely Sandy Neale.

All are encouraged to dress for this occasion in your finest early 20th century attire.

Presented by Moisture Festival in collaboration with SIFF, the Seattle Composers Alliance, and the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble.

Bliss| The count is a charlatan in this film and so is the 24 year old Harold Lloyd. | dir. Harold Lloyd | UK | 1917 | 5 min | composer: Joseph Carrillo
Bound To Be Different| Not everything is exactly what it seems to be.... | dir. Stefan Hajek | USA | 2013 | 3 min. | composer: Jason Staczek
Centrifuge| The center cannot hold. | dir. Cameron Fletcher | USA | 2013 | 3 min. | composer: Ed Hartman
Good Glue Sticks| A peddler of "the best glue" sets up his outdoor stall. | dir. Georges Méliès | France | 1907 | 5 min. | composer: Anastasia Workman
Little Loving Gestures| The small touches of time last forever. | dir. Miranda Troutt | USA | 2013 | 4 min. | composers: Daniel Stockdale and Eric Price
Remnant| A photographic exploration of the concept of reality and what it means to exist. | dir. Max Cleary, Nicholas Strobelt | USA | 2013 | 5 min. | composer: Del Engen
Subito Dolce| A sweet summer afternoon. | dir. Sarah Vest | USA | 2013 | 3 min. | composer: Wenda Zonnefeld
Washing Clothes| Two young women put up a washing line, strip off and wash their clothes. | 1920's | 3 min. | composer: Teri Card Heller 
The Wonderful Living Fan| The king of France receives a marvelous fan, which opens to reveal a magical display | dir. Georges Méliès | France | 1904 | 3 min. | composer: Laura Cook

Special Presentation
$20 | $15 Members
SIFF Passes, vouchers, and other discounts are not valid

Country: USA
Running Time: Approximately 120 Minutes, with 20 minute intermission
Language: English