Silent Film Spectacular Returns
The award-winning Silent Film Spectacular series returns to Albany Public Library this month with two performances. The series offers a truly unique film-going experience as silent movies are screened alongside live performances of original soundtracks crafted by talented Capital Region bands.
The Silent Film Spectacular events take place in the large auditorium of the Washington Avenue Branch (161 Washington Avenue). The performances are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 427-4349.
Oct. 19 (Wed) at 7 pm | “Man with a Movie Camera” | Featuring original music by Buttfort
This 1929 film showcases urban life in a Russian city through the eyes of a cameraman. The band is a three-piece ensemble that renders sensitive folk ballads submerged in chaotic experimental noise landscapes.
Oct. 26 (Wed) at 7 pm | A Night of Surrealist Film | “L’Etoile de Mer” | “Le Retour a La Raison” | “Un Chien Andalou” | Featuring original music by Scum Couch
These three short films, created between 1923 and 1929, explore notions of romance, fantasy, and horror in experimental and surrealist fashion. The band crafts pieces of contained chaos, as the massive and distorted rhythmic backbone of the songs undulates between flurries of melody and flourishes of chaotic improvisation.