Back by popular demand, Houston Public Radio presents a new Silent Film Concert Series featuring unique film presentations combining silent films from the early 1900s with live, original scores composed and performed by Texas musicians.
Admission is FREE. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome.
Original Soundtrack performed by
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans is one of the great achievements of American silent cinema. The film finds F. W. Murnau, director of Nosferatu and The Last Laugh, bringing his expressionist visual style from Germany to Hollywood for the first time. In so doing, Murnau tells an incredibly moving and visually rich story about a married couple rediscovering their affection for one another. Sunrisestarts off within the dark thematic terrain Murnau was best known for, but in traversing through this darkness the film ultimately finds a restored faith in the good of people. Perhaps his greatest achievement, Sunrise exhibits Murnau's stunning ability to express the range of human emotion through very few words.
Instrumental post-rock band, My Education creates cinematic and psychedelic compositions blending intense guitars with melodic viola. The core of the band is two guitars, bass, drums, and viola. The Austin-based group has discovered the perfect forum for which to flex their compositional muscles with their original score for Sunrise. Their original score has been perfected over the last three years through live scoring to the film, performed at sold out shows from coast-to-coast throughout the USA.
Friday, May 3, 2013 at Sundown
Our Previous Films
- November 6: Pandora's Box (1929) - Golden Arm Trio
- October 16: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) - Two Star Symphony
- September 4: The General (1926) - Golden Arm Trio
- June 5: Metropolis (1927) - Golden Hornet Project
- May 22: Girl Shy (1924) - Two Star Symphony
- March 6: Destiny (1921) - The Invincible Czars