Union Sq, Somerville
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02143

A Not So Silent Night with silent films & score by Cul de Sac,
8-10:30PM, rain date Saturday, September 9

Local improv psychedelic instrumentalists of international acclaim Cul De Sac perform their aural interpretation of two often overlooked, yet historically significant silent films. In "Mascot" (1934), Polish/Russian Waldyslaw Starewicz, pioneer of stop-motion animation, follows a stuffed puppy through Paris in this dense and imaginative children's tale. In "The Fall of the House of Usher" (1928), Americans James Watson and Melville Webber adapt Edgar Allen Poe's story in a hallucinatory fashion. Informed by European filmmakers, most notably the German expressionists, this film style features sharp contrasts, exaggerated shadows, and oblique angled sets that heighten the psychological drama; Also on the bill for this evening is a performance by Cul de Sac's likeminded label mates Bright, and BeatResearcher DJ C. This event is produced and illuminated by Todd Sargent. It all takes place amid the hustle and bustle of Union Square Plaza.

part of ArtsUnion 2006

Official Website: http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org

Added by girl on September 5, 2006

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