Movies | Film
Date:02/22 Friday 7:30pm
1927 was the year in which the silent film reached perfection, and then died. That's the year that "Sunrise" was released. Critics were quick to acclaim that "Sunrise" was perhaps the finest film ever made. It was awarded the first Academy Award as the best and most artistic picture of the year. The public could care less. 1927 was also the year in which the first talkies were released. That's what they wanted to see. As a result, "Sunrise" was a huge box office flop. Critics still rave about "Sunrise," noting that a great silent film like "Sunrise" can provide a purity of experience that just can't be achieved when voices are added to the mix. Film critic Roger Ebert asserts that modern audiences will be astonished by the boldness of the visual experimentation the film utilizes.To keep the experience authentic, the Film Society has once again commissioned Montara's own Shauna Pickett-Gordon to write a custom film score for the night's screening. Shauna will perform her score live during the film screening on her grand piano.