Event

5th Anniversary Silent Film Festival

Every Fri., Sat., Sun. until July 27
Trylon microcinema
3258 Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis, MN
612-424-5468

Price: $8

5th Anniversary Silent Film Festival

5th Anniversary Silent Film Festival

Brad Richason

While scores of films from the silent era are readily available in a multitude of convenient formats, home streaming just doesn't compare with the intended presentation of onscreen projection accompanied by live music. Trylon microcinema is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a series of classic silents, each set to a live score from a local band. Every weekend throughout July spotlights a landmark work of the silent era, starting with an early adaptation of the British play Hindle Wakes (1927), which preserves the feminist themes of the source material while opening up the action through inventive camerawork, set to the musical accompaniment of Dreamland Faces. Establishing a more disquieting atmosphere through intentionally off-kilter cinematography, the undead granddaddy of vampire films, Nosferatu (1922), arises to music from Fate's Palette. Cinematic science-fiction gets off the ground with the dystopian Metropolis (1927) paired to a score by FUGITIVE. Suitably enough, the series concludes with Buster Keaton, whose classic comedies inaugurated the Trylon five years ago, as a cowboy named Friendless in the spoof Go West, serenaded by the Rats and People MN. For a complete list of showtimes, visit www.take-up.org. (Pictured: Metropolis)

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Location

Trylon microcinema

3258 Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis, MN
612-424-5468
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