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