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The Alloy Orchestra performs live at the Cleveland Cinematheque
Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque
Cleveland, OH
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Two years after their sold-out METROPOLIS show at the Capitol Theatre (a Cinematheque presentation), the Alloy Orchestra returns to Cleveland -- this time to the Cinematheque's Aitken Auditorium! The Boston band that Roger Ebert calls "the best in the world at accompanying silent films" will lend their distinctive mix of clarinet, accordion, electronics, and junk metal percussion to two movies they have never before performed in Ohio, both Soviet silents in rare 35mm prints: THE OVERCOAT (at 7:00 pm) and, for a separate admission, MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (at 8:45 pm). THE OVERCOAT is the Alloy's newest project. (The band will debut it at the New York Film Festival two days before presenting it in Cleveland.) It's a fantastical 1926 film version of Gogol's famous story -- about a poor, unhappy clerk who becomes fixated on acquiring a new overcoat. Produced by USSR's avant-garde FEKS (Factory of the Eccentric Actor) workshop and directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg, this visually stunning movie owes a major debt to German Expressionism. It will show in a new 35mm restoration from the British Film Institute. MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA, often cited as the Alloy Orchestra's best score, is a 1929 Constructivist silent that, just this year, was voted the eighth best movie of all time in a major international critics poll. Dziga Vertov's dizzying city symphony is a whirling, swooping work that breathlessly employs every camera and editing trick known at the time to capture the rhythm, movement, and vitality of "modern" 1920s Soviet life (as well as demonstrate the possibilities of pure cinema). Eschewing title cards and comprised of almost 1800 individual shots, MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA is one of the most radical and influential -- and fun -- avant-garde features ever made.
Thursday Oct 04, 2012 7:00 PM - Thursday Oct 04, 2012 10:00 PM | $5.00 - $15.00


Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque (View)
11141 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
United States


Film > Movies
Film > Premiers
Music > Experimental

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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