April 22, Saturday 7:30 PM – 9: PM

Music Box Theater, 3733 N Southport Avenue

ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival returns to Chicago’s Music Box Theater for the 12th year,


Sound of Silent Film picpresenting an all-new program of modern silent films from around the world with newly composed scores performed live.

Saturday, April 22nd 7:30 PM
Music Box Theater
3733 N. Southport Ave.
$15 online, $20 door,
$8 students and seniors

tickets: https://www.acmusic.org/sound-of-silent-film-chicago-3/


Notable films in this year’s festival include Stacey Steers‘ stunning Edge of Alchemy, Martin Pickles‘ homage to French film pioneer Georges Méliès, recently made famous in Scorsese’s film Hugo, and Jasper Lee‘s timely Deja Vu Deluge about the clash of civilizations during the Spanish Conquest of South America.


Now in its twelfth season, the Sound of Silent Film Festival is the brainchild of composer, pianist and internationally syndicated radio host Seth Boustead, who founded Access Contemporary Music with the mission of presenting classical music as a living tradition by performing for new audiences, fostering the creation of new works, creating community- based music education initiatives, and collaborating with composers around the world.

“Of all the art forms, music takes the shortest route to the heart, and this is especially true of live music,” says acclaimed Canadian filmmaker, and SOSF 2011 alumnus Guy Maddin. “Something truly alchemical happens when film gets a live score. The Sound of Silent Film Festival is indispensable.”