February 12, 2013

Collaboration with Seattle International Film Festival, the Seattle Composers Alliance, & the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble

Moisture Festival is pleased to present The Sound of Silents with a Side of Schtick in collaboration with SIFF, the Seattle Composers Alliance, and the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble.
Travel back to a bygone era when cinema and vaudeville shared the bill for a brief moment in history at this one-night-only event that will be bursting at the seams with entertainment! Moisture Festival has joined forces with three fantastic partners to present a unique evening combining classic silent cinema, live music and unconventional vaudeville performance.
For your viewing pleasure, revel in an exceptional collection of both early cinema and contemporary silent work! We will be presenting a number of films from the first part of the last century, mixed in with films from local filmmakers made specifically for this event. Each film is accompanied by a newly written original score by members of the Seattle Composers Alliance and the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble and performed live by our chamber orchestra! The locally produced films, as well as all of the original scores will all be having their world premiere at this event!

 In between films, Moisture Festival performers transport us even further into this singular era of entertainment history with a carefully curated and curious collection of nationally recognized varietè acts.  With the inimitable Kevin Joyce as our Master of Ceremonies, the evening will include live performances by world renowned star of stage and screen, Avner the Eccentric, the surreal Seattle acrobalancing duo of Dr. Calamari & Acrophelia, unexplainable illusion from San Francisco magician, Paul Nathan and nostalgic 1920's melodies from the lovely Sandy Neale.

Ladies, dust off those flapper dresses! Both men and women are encouraged to dress for this occasion in your finest early 20th century attire. Expect the unexpected!

Bliss, dir. Harold Lloyd (UK 1917) The count is a charlatan in this film and so is the 24 year old Harold Lloyd.
Bound To Be Different, dir. Stefan Hajek (USA 2013) Not everything is exactly what it seems to be….
Centerfuge, dir. Cameron Fletcher (USA 2013) The center cannot hold.
Good Glue Sticks, dir. Georges Méliès (France 1907) A peddler of "the best glue" sets up his outdoor stall.
Little Loving Gestures, dir. Miranda Troutt (USA 2013) The small touches of time last forever.
Remnant, dir. Max Cleary (USA 2013) Remnant is a photographic exploration of the concept of reality and what it means to exist.
Subito Dolce, dir. Sarah Vest (USA 2013) A sweet summer afternoon.
Washing Clothes (1920's) Two Young women put up a washing line, strip off and wash their clothes.
The Wonderful Living Fan, dir. Georges Méliès, (France 1904) The king of France receives a marvelous fan, which opens to reveal plain lace. This lace becomes pictures of women, which then come to life and move in unison as their clothing changes.

Tickets: $20 
As a Moisture Festival patron you can use the code FLAPPER for $5 off your ticket price. Click HERE to buy tickets!

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