Sounds of Silents: It
Coolidge Corner Theatre's Sounds of Silents series presents the 1927 silent film classic It combined with a specially commissioned new score composed by Berklee professor Sheldon Mirowitz and his students in the Film Scoring Department, performed live.
It is a 1927 romantic comedy starring Clara Bow as Betty Lou, a saucy lingerie shop girl with champagne tastes and beer pockets who sets her sights on the handsome and wealthy owner of the department store where she works. Bow's vivacious beauty and racy high spirits not only made It a euphemism for sex appeal, but also placed her in the pantheon of eternal screen legends. She was the "it girl," the first true movie sex symbol and the hottest star of the jazz age. F. Scott Fitzgerald hailed her as "someone to stir every pulse in the nation," and 100 million moviegoers (per week) agreed. Long before Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, and Lady Gaga, there was Clara Bow.
Don't miss this rare chance to experience this cinematic gem 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 and other local music schools.
With Sounds of Silents, the Coolidge presents silent film classics featuring new, original music scores performed live. The most recent installment was a highly successful presentation of the silent film Sunrise with a
composition by Mirowitz and his students.