Cutting edge bands perform live, original scores paired with vintage films. Be a part of one of Brooklyn's most exciting program series.
In an time when the film has been reduced to the tiny screens of our laptops and ipods, oftentimes viewed alone, Cinema 16 resurrects communal film experience. Cinema 16 renews the legacy of the silent film era in which live music would accompany black and white 16mm projections. Taking from the tradition of vaudeville, the performance is showcased at a variety of spaces.
Named after the New York-based avant-garde film society in 1947 and inspired by Maya Deren’s Greenwich Village exhibition of Meshes of the Afternoon, Cinema 16 pairs edgy contemporary musical artists with vintage films. Each program is curated by Surno, who has created a unique experience, melding the worlds of art, film and music.
With works by filmmakers such as Wlaydslaw Starewicz, Jan Lenica, Man Ray, Lotte Reiniger, Joseph Cornell, Maya Deren, and Jan Svankmajer, each program takes a unique look at these beautiful shorts. Postmodern and edgy these events give films a new identity with the addition of a by scoring live contemporary music score. Surno has commissioned a wide range of musicians to interpret and score her short film programs. Using opera singers, punk rock bands, 17-piece brass bands, each event Cinema 16 has had a distinct flavor and atmosphere that inspires showcases the spontaneity of the band and their musical creation. Cinema 16 musicians include Lemonade, Joseph Keckler, These Are Powers, Juliana Barwick, Artanker Convoy, and the Wild Yaks.
This funding is critical for the development of the series. As a local program, the investment goes directly to broadening its reach. Cinema 16 must be financially supported in order to continue bringing the quality of musicians, films, and venues to the local, national, and international community. With your support we will be able to give this series a future not just in Brooklyn but to others expanding the spirit and magic of silent films, dazzling scores, and an extraordinary, unforgettable experience. Be a part of a tradition that will outlive this generation!
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