Search
Events
View full story brittanylockwood1.jpg

Story: Aug 18, 2014

2014 grad to design whimsical playgrounds for Colorado compa...

View details 2014 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

View full story liberal-artscma.jpg

Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

View details 2014 Faculty Exhibition

CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

View Link

Social: 38 minutes ago via Facebook

Mark you calendars now: In a tradition that dates back to 1906, Cleveland Institute of Art will showcase works by its internationally collected faculty members ...

View full story emilyhromi-stillforscreen.jpg

Story: Aug 13, 2014

Biomedical grad wins award for animation on stuttering

View details Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

Events: Sep 06, 2014

Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

View full story cnswithlabelsfullscreen.jpg

Story: Aug 11, 2014

Student-designed app teaches embryology, improves scores

View details Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

Events: Sep 27, 2014

Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

View details picresized1406427570dormantbeauty2.jpg

Blog: Aug 19, 2014

8/21-24: Harold Lloyd in The Freshman, Filth, Dormant Beauty & more!

View full story pcroppedbarryunderwoodfnlst211.06.jpg

Story: Jul 23, 2014

Professor's productive year saw exhibitions, acquisitions, r...

View details Fall 2014 Open House

Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

Alloy Orchestra accompanies two silent films

October 04

Where George Gund Building , Aitken Auditorium

THE OVERCOAT: 7:00AM – 7:00AM
MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA: 8:45AM – 8:45AM

Alloy Orchestra accompanies two silent films

Add event to my calendar

Thursday, October 4, at 7:00 pm
The Alloy Orchestra accompanies
THE OVERCOAT
aka THE CLOAK
USSR, 1926, Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg

Two years after their sold-out show of Metropolis at the Capitol Theatre (a Cinematheque presentation), Boston’s Alloy Orchestra returns to Cleveland!
This time the band that Roger Ebert calls “the best in the world at accompanying silent films” will lend their distinctive mix of clarinet, accordion, electronics, and junk metal percussion to two movies they have never before performed here, both Soviet silents in rare 35mm prints. First up is the newest work in their repertory, The Overcoat, which the Alloy will premiere at the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center two days before they present it here! Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg’s fantastical film version of Gogol’s famous story focuses on a poor, unhappy clerk who becomes fixated on acquiring a new overcoat. This production of the avant-garde FEKS (Factory of the Eccentric Actor) workshop is a visually stunning work that owes a major debt to German Expressionism. (It was initially criticized as being too unconventional for a literary adaptation.) We will show the British Film Institute’s recent 35mm restoration. Approx. 70 min. Special admission $15, Cinematheque members $12, ages 25 & under $9 (with proof of age). Stay for tonight’s second Alloy Orchestra performance (see below) for an additional $5.

Thursday, October 4, at 8:45 pm
The Alloy Orchestra accompanies
MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA
USSR, 1929, Dziga Vertov

For their second show tonight (see previous blurb), Boston’s Alloy Orchestra will present the first Cleveland performance of what is often cited as their best score. It accompanies Man with a Movie Camera, a Constructivist Soviet silent that, in this year’s Sight & Sound magazine poll, was voted the eighth best movie of all time! Dziga Vertov’s dizzying city symphony is a whirling, swooping work that breathlessly employs every camera and editing trick known at the time to capture the rhythm, movement, and vitality of “modern” 1920s Soviet life—as well as demonstrate the possibilities of pure cinema. Eschewing title cards and comprised of almost 1800 individual shots, it is one of the most radical and influential—and fun—avant-garde features ever made. The Alloy Orchestra’s addition of music, percussion, and sound effects should raise the roof! 35mm. 67 min. Special admission $15, Cinematheque members $12, ages 25 & under $9 (with proof of age). Attend both of tonight’s Alloy Orchestra performances (see previous blurb) for only $5 more!

Website: http://www.alloyorchestra.com

back to events list

George Gund Building
Aitken Auditorium
11141 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
800-223-4700
[map]

Upcoming Events view all

Read More

Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

Read More

Support CIA

Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.