Part of Music City Mondays.
General Admission: $20 | Belcourt Members: $15
With a fresh restoration from Lobster Films and the world premiere of a new Alloy Orchestra score, the fast-paced GALLERY OF MONSTERS (La galerie des monstres) comes to life for the first time in several decades. The film follows a young couple from a small town who fall in love and run away to join the circus. The tyrannical owner and ringmaster threatens the couple’s lives when the boss’s unwanted advances on the wife are refused. But the circus is “a family,” and an ensemble of fascinating characters come to the couple’s aide. Jaque Catelain, popular as an actor at that time, was convinced to direct and star in the film by influential French director Marcel L’Herbier. Silent film with English intertitles.
About Alloy Orchestra:
Alloy Orchestra is a three-man musical ensemble, writing and performing live accompaniment to classic silent films. Working with an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, they thrash and grind soulful music from unlikely sources. Performing at prestigious film festivals and cultural centers in the U.S. and abroad, Alloy has helped revive some of the great masterpieces of the silent era. An unusual combination of found percussion and state-of-the-art electronics gives Alloy the ability to create any sound imaginable.
Utilizing their famous “rack of junk” and electronic synthesizers, the group generates beautiful music in a spectacular variety of styles. They can conjure up a French symphony or a simple German bar band of the 1920s. They can make the audience think it is being attacked by tigers, contacted by radio signals from Mars, or swept up in the Russian Revolution.
“The Alloy Orchestra are the best in the world at accompanying silent films.” —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
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