The Coolidge Corner Theatre's Sounds of Silents series presents a beautifully restored print of the 1927 silent film masterpiece Sunrise, combined with a specially commissioned new score composed by Berklee College of Music professor Sheldon Mirowitz and his class of outstanding students in the Department of Film Scoring, under the guidance of department chair Dan Carlin. This lively event is the result of collaboration between the Coolidge, Berklee's gifted young composers, and professors and acclaimed industry professionals Mirowitz and Carlin.
Not only the highest artistic achievement of director F.W. Murnau, but also considered by many critics the greatest of all silent films, Sunrise is a heart-wrenching tale of corruption and redemption played out in the dramatic tale of a married rustic farmer seduced into a murderous affair by a city vamp. Janet Gaynor, as the innocent and trusting wife, won an Academy Award for her luminous performance. Don't miss this one-night only chance to experience this gem of essential cinema on the Coolidge's giant silver screen with a live orchestral performance conducted by Berklee's up-and-coming composers and featuring students and recent graduates of Berklee, Boston Conservatory, and New England Conservatory. Tickets may be purchased online at www.coolidge.org or at the Coolidge Corner Theatre box office, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline.
With Sounds of Silents, the Coolidge presents silent film classics featuring new, original music scores performed live. Don't forget to mark your calendars for the next feature in this exciting series: It, starring the jazz-age poster girl, Clara Bow, on May 2, also accompanied by an original score by Berklee's film scoring students. For more information about Sounds of Silents, visit www.coolidge.org/silents or call 617 734-2501.