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Experience the Early Works of Martin Scorsese and Alexander Payne at Sound of Silent Film Festival

This weekend see the amazing silent shorts of such filmmakers as Martin Scorsese, Gus Van Sant, and Alexander Payne at Anthology Film Archives.

The Access Contemporary Music organization is delighted to bring the Sound of Silent Film Festival to NYC. The popular event, enjoyed by sold-out crowds in Chicago, is comprised of standout films from the Festival’s eight-year repertoire. Dedicated to fostering and collaborating with composers from around the world, the ACM’s Sound of Silent Film Festival features newly composed musical scores performed live to modern silent films.

Heart of the World

Cinephiles will be able to watch the early works of auteurs like Martin Scoresese (The Big Shave), Gus Van Sant (First Kiss), Alexander Payne (Carmen) and Guy Maddin (Heart of the World) in a completely new way. In addition, Steve Blich’s Native New Yorker will screen for the first time as part of this innovative Festival. Shot over the course of several years, the TFF 2006 prizewinner for Best Documentary Short follows Shaman Trail Scout 'Coyote' as he travels down a native trail ranging from Inwood Park to Lower Manhattan, before, during and after 9/11.

Native New Yorker

The event will run for two evenings, Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8, at 8PM at Anthology Film Archives in the lower east side of Manhattan. All of the scores from the program are written by living composers, many of whom will be present for the event, including Amos Gillespie (Father and Daughter), Eric Malmquist (Copy Shop), Bill Susman (Native New Yorker), Seth Boustead (Heart of the World) and Randall West (G.M.).

Tickets are currently on-sale so don’t miss out on your chance to experience these modern classics with soundtracks performed by a live band.



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