The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra brings its award-winning film concert experience home to the Berklee campus for the first time, performing their original score to Battleship Potemkin (1925). Perennially named among the greatest films of all time, director Sergei Eisenstein’s masterwork is the gripping depiction of a mutiny on a Russian battleship, and its sympathetic uprising in the port of Odessa, in the first Russian revolution of 1905.
Opening the evening’s program will be new 4K restorations of two short films by the pioneering female director Lois Weber: Suspense, and The Rosary (both 1913). One of the most influential filmmakers of the 1910s, Weber used split-screen technology, unconventional angles and dynamic camerawork in service of films she wrote, directed and acted in, often highlighting the lives of women and children.
Lauded by film übercritic Leonard Maltin, Indiewire, the Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Society of Film Critics, the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra have performed their scores to capacity crowds and lengthy standing ovations at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, at film festivals on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, and in their second home, Brookline’s Coolidge Corner Theatre. The student ensemble composes and performs their scores as part of a unique, highly selective course in Berklee’s pioneering Film Scoring major.
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