Big Stakes by Clifford S. Elfelt (1922, 75 min.). This is the Boston premiere performance of Devil Music Ensemble?s live score to this rarely seen comic gem. The film mixes slapstick comedy, gun-toting action, and head-over-heels romance. J. B. Warner stars as a Texas gentleman who falls for a Mexican girl and tries to win her from a dashing rival, the Mexican general, in a contest involving Mexican jumping beans. The DME, formed in Boston in 1999, includes Brendon Wood on guitars, lap steel, and synthesizer; Jonah Rapino on electric violin, synthesizer, and percussion; and Tim Nylander on drums and percussion. This is a DVD-release screening.
Members, seniors, and students $10; general admission $12.
Added by mike-burns on February 25, 2006