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Sunrise with live score @ Bo'Ness Hippodrome
Saturday, October 28th, 2017
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) silent with live music by Graeme Stephen The Hippodrome is proud to present F.W. Murnau's extraordinary romantic drama 'Sunrise’ (1927) with a live accompaniment of Graeme Stephen's acclaimed score (winner of the Scottish Jazz Awards, Innovation prize 2012). Written for guitar, cello, tenor saxophone and drums, the piece will be performed by Graeme (guitar), Tom Bancroft (drums), Phil Bancroft (tenor sax) and Pete Harvey (cello) The Scotsman **** Widely praised as one of the silent era’s finest films ‘Sunrise’ follows a country farmer whose happy marriage is jeopardised by a visiting city girl, intent on usurping the lovely wife. The film earned Janet Gaynor the first-ever Best Actress Academy Award, while Charles Rosher and Karl Struss walked home with the industry's first Best Photography Oscar. "Murnau's films are gorgeous, and ‘Sunrise’ is no exception. Its luscious black-and-white photography and sweeping camera moves haven't aged a bit… You couldn't watch this film and wish it were made in colour, with talking bits. It's perfect as it is, a monochrome fairytale." The Guardian, Pamela Hutchinson Don’t miss your chance to see this exquisite drama with award-winning live accompaniment.