Shown for the first time in the United States since 1924 is legendary German director of the silent film era, E.A. Dupont’s 1923 silent German classic Das alte Gesetz (This Ancient Law) with a live soundtrack performed for the first time in the WORLD by multimedia artist Thomas Köner. The Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay say Köner’s a “major innovator in the contemporary electronic music scene,” having composed soundtracks to back historic silent films for them for the past decade—and we don’t fux with the French when it comes to their opinions on art. I mean, heh, we’re one step away from selling our souls to live inside a bell tower of the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur in Montmarte.
Famous for its glimpse of pre-Nazi Jewish life in Vienna and its ties to the Viennese theatre (and also famous for rarely ever being screened anywhere ever) we’d like to give a super silent TWO THUMBS UP to Non-Event, the Goethe-Institut Boston, and the National Center of Jewish Film for, well, screening this film.
A super silent two thumbs up backed by a breathtaking, minimal soundscape, composed by our bud Köner, of course.
[Sat 10.13.12. 525 Washington St., Boston. 7pm/all ages/$15, $10 for students. @nonevent. goethe.de]