April 22, Saturday 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Music Box Theater, 3733 N Southport Avenue

Access Contemporary Music presents the 12th annual Sound of Silent Film Festival featuring an all-new program of newly composed scores performed live to modern silent films from around the world.

This year’s program features 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.

We round out the program with Steve Stein’s hilarious short trilogy Soup, Jorge Mendes’ adaptation of the popular graphic novel 2028, Nick Bolton’s intimate portrait of a man seeking the perfect breakfast toast, Bolos about two sisters growing up in the west and Liminal, which is sort of indescribable, but in a good way.

Every film will be shown with a new score performed live and all scores are world premieres!

“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.”

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