THE SON OF THE SHEIK with live accompaniment performed by the ALLOY ORCHESTRA
1926, US – Directed by George Fitzmaurice, 81 minutes
Staring Rudolph Valentino and Vilma Banky
Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
This year celebrate Valentine’s Day with RUDOLPH VALENTINO, the first and greatest lover of the silver screen. The Northampton Arts Council invites you to a special silent film presentation of THE SON OF THE SHEIK starring Valentino with live accompaniment by the world famous ALLOY ORCHESTRA on Sunday, February 14th at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton.
After the show at 4:00 PM, the public is welcome to sit in on a master class for Five College film and music students. The Alloy Orchestra will re-screen excerpts from Son of the Sheik and outline their compositional process, as well as the process of creating a digital restoration of the film. Five College students will have an opportunity to discuss this extraordinary undertaking with the group. The master class is co-sponsored by the Five College Film Council and the Smith College Film Studies and Music programs. While the event is free and open to the public, priority seating will be given to Five College students.
ALLOY ORCHESTRA is a three man musical ensemble, writing and performing live accompaniment to classic silent films. Working with an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, they thrash and grind soulful music from unlikely sources. The effect of their live performance is mesmerizing. Don’t miss out---the Orchestra doesn’t visit Western Mass often!