Cultural Corridor
Brinton Silent Film Project
Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00 PM
Johnson County Historical Society

The Brinton Silent Film Project features Red Cedar Trio members – flutist Jan Boland, guitarist John Dowdall and cellist Carey Bostian – performing live to accompany “an exceptionally rare, perhaps unique, collection” of silent films from 1895-1908. These films, being viewed for the first time in over 100 years, comprise “perhaps the most significant collection of early films in the world.” Film owner and historian Michael Zahs will also be on hand to discuss the films.

The concert features music by Harvey Sollberger, which accompanies four of the films. Arrangements by Boland and Dowdall and music from Red Cedar Chamber Music’s repertory complement the remaining 18 silent films, ranging in length from 10 seconds to 10 minutes. The films include comedy, drama, special effects, foreign scenes and magic by Georges Méliès, whose life story was featured in the film Hugo.

Ticketing:
$22 Adult
$18 Friends of the Englert/Members of Johnson County Historical Society/FilmScene Members
$16 Senior/Student/Youth

Purchase tickets at the Box Office or online at http://www.englert.org/event/brinton-silent-film-project/

This event is co-presented by Johnson County Historical Society, FilmScene, and The Englert Theatre. Funding provided by University of Iowa Community Credit Union.

WHENFri, May. 19; 8:00 PM
WHERE221 E Washington St.,
Iowa City, IA 52240
COST$22 Adult $18 Friends of the Englert/Members of Johnson County Historical Society/FilmScene Members $16 Senior/Student/Youth
CATEGORYCinema
PHONE(319) 351-5738
EMAILquestions@johnsoncountyhistory.org
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