The Dust Bowl comes to life on the big screen at this special screening of the 1928 silent film The Wind, based on the novel of the same name by Dorothy Scarborough. The book, originally published anonymously, created an uproar in West Texas where community leaders resented the bleak depiction of their region and insisted the author must never have visited the area.
Decide for yourself if the movie is a truthful portrait of West Texas life.
The film will be accompanied by an original score written and performed live by The Invincible Czars. The band's dramatic soundtrack matches the stark portrayal of west Texas and is performed by a stripped-down line-up -- a four piece of only flute/clarinet, violin, electric bass and acoustic guitar with looping technology. The band incorporates several other auxiliary instruments --- most notably a homemade 1930s radio era wind sound-effect generator constructed by bass player (and Fairhope's own) Hen3ry Q Vines!
Crescent Theater (View)
208 Dauphin St
Mobile, AL 36602