The Alloy Orchestra

The Alloy Orchestra returns to the Hamilton College F.I.L.M. (Forum on Image and Language in Motion) series on Sunday, Nov. 6, with their new score for the classic German melodrama Variety. All F.I.L.M. series events are on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ, and are free and open to the public.

Variety, aka Jealousy and Vaudeville, stars Emil Jannings and Lya de Putti, with cinematography by Karl Freund.

Reviewer Fritzi Kramer of Movies Silently said, “Dupont’s flashy tale of revenge, jealousy and murder made the entire world go mad for the unchained camera (courtesy of cinematographer Karl Freund) and the intense performance of Emil Jannings. Sliced to ribbons by the censors upon its initial release, Variety has recently been restored… Variety has probably not looked this good since its original release nine decades ago.”

The Alloy Orchestra, called “the best in the world at accompanying silent film” by film critic Roger Ebert, features Terry Donahue (accordion, musical saw, junk), Roger Miller (keyboards) and Ken Winokur (clarinet and percussion).

Coming up:
Sunday, Nov. 13: Scott MacDonald presents “Film and Photography Looking at Each Other”
Sunday, Dec. 4: Robb Moss presents Containment (2015)

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