The award-winning Silent Film Spectacular series continues at the Main Library this Wednesday, Oct. 16, with a showing of “The Adventures of Prince Achmed” accompanied by a live performanc by local band lastdayshining. The program starts at 7 pm in the large auditorium of the Main Library and is free and open to the public.
“The Adventures of Prince Achmed,” released in 1926, is the oldest surviving animated feature film and uses paper and lead cutouts to illustrate the Arabian Nights story with tinted silhouettes.
Albany band lastdayshining is a hard-hitting post-rock band with a sound characterized by expressive instrumental buildups that travel through a range of dynamic changes from quiet lows to bone-crushing highs.
APL’s Silent Film Spectacular series partners classic silent films on the big screen along with original scores performed live by talented local musicians.
The series continues with:
Oct. 23 — “The Wind” with music by Blacklight Lighthouse
Oct. 30 — “Waxworks” with music by Helicoprion