Cinema 16 benefit for Millennium Film Workshop Saturday July 16, 20h Millennium Film Workshop 66 East 4th Street, New York NY 10003
Cinema 16 presents an evening of avant-garde films with live musical scores in encore performances from past Cinema 16 events, in an evening to benefit the esteemed media arts center, Millennium Film Workshop.
The evening will include Brooklyn-based, minimal synth trio FORMA (Mark Dwinell, Sophie Lam, George Bennett) performing to Maya Deren's At Land, Brooklyn-based sound artist NICK YULMAN with the 1927 film by Charley Bowers A Wild Roomer, ABLEHEARTS (Brooklyn sound and video artist THOMAS ARSENAULT) performing to Kihachiro Kawamoto's "Dojoji Temple," and singer and artist JOSEPH KECKLER with Busby Berkeley's Gold Diggers of 1935
Melding the worlds of art, music, and film, curator Molly Surno aims to recreate the silent film era, and resurrect the communal performance experience. Bands are invited to compose a musical score in order to modernize the tradition of a live music accompanying films during the 1920s. Cinema 16 initially began in 1947 as a New York based avant-garde film society; now over four decades later, Surno is bringing the spirit of Cinema 16 back to be experienced by a new generation of filmgoers.