Cornell Cinema welcomes back the Cambridge-based Alloy Orchestra for a weekend engagement during which they’ll perform their original scores with two different programs. The Alloy has been creating original scores for restored silent films since the early ‘90s and have emerged as the best, and best-known, silent film accompanists in the world, each year premiering their latest work at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival. The three-man ensemble—Roger C. Miller on synthesizer, Terry Donahue on junk percussion, accordion, saw and banjo, and Ken Winokur on junk percussion and clarinet—wow Ithaca audiences every time they visit, so don’t miss out! This year they will perform with the Buster Keaton classic, The General, "arguably the greatest screen comedy ever made” (Time Out Film Guide), and one of the most powerful silent dramas ever made, acclaimed Swedish-born director Victor Sjöström's He Who Gets Slapped, about a scientist who is humiliated and joins the circus as a clown, eventually finding redemption when he falls in love with another circus performer. Advance tickets available now at CornellCinemaTickets.com, and in-person starting Monday, Nov 4 from the Cornell Cinema office, 104 WSH, from 9am-5pm. Cosponsored with the Cornell Council for the Arts, the Dept of Performing and Media Arts, and the Ithaca Motion Picture Project.
JUST ADDED! Join the Alloy Orchestra for an informal chat! Sat Nov 9 from 4–5:15pm at the Argos Inn, 408 E. State St.