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Alloy Orchestra Presents: Speedy

Co-presented with FilmScene

 $10 – $20

  The Englert Theatre

Event Description

Reserved Seating:
$10 Student (w. valid ID)
$15 Member of FilmScene/Friend of the Englert
$20 Reserved Seating

Box Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
(319) 688-2653

Alloy Orchestra has been called “the best in the world at accompanying silent films” by Roger Ebert, and features multi-instrumentalist Terry Donahue, director and percussionist (and former Iowa City resident) Ken Winokur, and keyboardist Roger C. Miller. Past films presented by Alloy Orchestra at the Englert include Variete, Metropolis, Nosferatu, The General, Lonesome, and Man With a Movie Camera.

An unusual combination of found percussion and state-of-the-art electronics gives the Orchestra the ability to create any sound imaginable.

Utilizing their famous “rack of junk” and electronic synthesizers, the group generates beautiful music in a spectacular variety of styles. They can conjure up a French symphony or a simple German bar band of the 20’s. The group can make the audience think it is being attacked by tigers, contacted by radio signals from Mars or swept up in the Russian Revolution

Alloy premiered their score for Harold Lloyd’s Speedy at the Telluride Film Festival in September, 2001. Speedy is Lloyd’s last silent film and certainly one of his best. See why Lloyd was more popular than even Chaplain and Keaton at the end of the silent era. This fast paced dramatic comedy, shot in the streets of New York, explores the theme of modernization, pitting the last horse drawn trolley in the city, against the evil forces of the transit monopoly.

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