Murnau’s Sunrise is considered one of the few silent films to truly approach perfection—The Passion of Joan of Arc probably being another— and its overwhelming expressionist aesthetic is still distinctive more than 90 years later. And it’s a story of love and death— those won’t ever go out of style. For this Valentine’s Day, the Art Theatre in Long Beach will be presenting Sunrise with a live score by the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble, a top-flight outfit led by the polymathic Dubowsky. He’s a highly accomplished academic working at the intersection of music, film and queer theory who is also a highly accomplished composer who also leads his ensemble through many emotional and imaginative live scores to classic silent film. (He’s also got Apple using one of his patent designs—is there anything Jack Curtis Dubowsky can’t do?) Altogether, it’s a chance to see a classic film elevated to an ever higher level.
Movie with dinner @ Lola’s
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