Le Giornate
del Cinema Muto

17th Pordenone
Silent Film Festival
Cinema Verdi, 10 - 17 October 1998

director: David Robinson

!Que viva Eisenstein!

As usual the festival opens and closes with a major live music event. To commemorate the centenary of Sergei M. Eisenstein, the opening show (Saturday, October 10, 9:00 p.m., Verdi Theatre) will be a screening of his first feature film, Strike, specially commissioned from the Alloy Orchestra.

The Alloy Orchestra is pleased to announce that veteran musician Roger Miller will join the ensemble. Miller, along with Alloy percussionists Terry Donahue and Ken Winokur, will tour extensively this fall, in both the U.S. and Europe, performing live accompaniment to this film. Miller fills the seat left vacant by the sudden death of former Alloy keyboardist, Caleb Sampson.

Alloy percussionist, Ken Winokur commented, "An amazing film. Filled with energy and magnificent cinematography, this is the most exciting film we've ever scored." Alloy's other percussionist, Terry Donahue added, "This is such a dynamic film that it really calls out for an Alloy score. Usually, the Alloy drummers have to lay back so we don't overpower the movie. With this film, we can go at it full tilt."

The George Eastman House is providing a newly restored print with English subtitles for the performances.