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UNSILENT CINEMA

Marc Ribot, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Daedelus, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Jimmy Tamborello, Callie film, music

September 29, 2016 - September 30, 2016


7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

FIGat7th
735 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

UNSILENT CINEMA

Produced by David Spelman and Rum & Humble

HAPPY HOUR in TASTE Courtyard: 5:30 pm

DJ Raul Campos: 7 pm

SCREENING & LIVE PERFORMANCE: 8 pm

 

Presented by Arts Brookfield, UnSilent Cinema pairs outdoor screenings of classic, silent films with contemporary scores, several of which are world premieres, performed live by their composers: electronic musicians Daedelus, Jimmy Tamborello, Callie, and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith as well as guitar masters Alvin Youngblood Hart and Marc Ribot. The film screenings with live performances are free to the public and part of Arts Brookfield’s mission to bring Brookfield’s public spaces to life through visual and performing arts.

A bridge from the early 20th century to today, UnSilent Cinema connects film masterpieces with contemporary music culture. The series grew out of the New York Guitar Festival’s Silent Films/Live Guitars series, which has commissioned outstanding musicians to compose and perform scores to accompany classic and poignant silent films since 2004.

Arts Brookfield has partnered with David Spelman, the NYGF’s founder, and LA-based concert producer Rum & Humble, to expand the artistic vision of the series, embracing a wider spectrum of musical genres and producing an annual event in Downtown Los Angeles.

Visit FIGat7th, DTLA’s premier shopping and dining destination, for this special, two-day event on September 29 & 30. Come early and experience the new outdoor drink service at the TASTE Food Hall Courtyard and the event bar on the plaza, along with a variety of great dinner options from all the eateries at FIGat7th. Picnicking is encouraged and blankets provided while supplies last.

Chaplin’s Speakeasy Happy Hour with Fusicology in the FIGat7th TASTE Courtyard at 5:30 p.m. with a live DJ and drink specials! UnSilent Cinema on FIGat7th Upper Plaza begins at 7 p.m. with Raul Campos spinning tunes and screenings with live performance begin at 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required. Seating is limited and is first come, first served.

 

September 29

MARC RIBOT 

SCORING: Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid (LOS ANGELES PREMIERE)

ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART 

SCORING: Fatty Arbuckle’s Out West (WEST COAST PREMIERE)

 

September 30

DAEDELUS 

SCORING: Charlie Chaplin’s Easy Street (WORLD PREMIERE)

KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH

SCORING: Harry Smith’s Early Abstractions (WORLD PREMIERE)

JIMMY TAMBORELLO

SCORING: Buster Keaton’s Cops (WORLD PREMIERE)

CALLIE

SCORING: Charlie Chaplin’s One A.M. (WORLD PREMIERE)

About Our Partners

Rum & Humble is a Los Angeles based concert production firm, curating music for the Santa Monica Pier and the Hollywood Bowl. For over 20 years, CEO Martin Fleischmann has played a key role in presenting some of the world’s most celebrated artists to audiences in one of the most competitive live music markets in the United States. Martin has developed a “core aesthetic” based on presenting the highest quality talent in settings that encourage an alchemical experience between artist and audience.

David Spelman is a curator and music producer working in recordings, films, and live events. Best known as the artistic director of the New York Guitar Festival, he’s also widely acclaimed as an artistic advisor and guest curator for music festivals, museums, and performing arts centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.

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