My Grandmother - Classic Silent Film with Live Music
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Canada's most iconic cowboy storyteller and songwriter Ian Tyson makes a rare Portland appearance with this Alberta Rose Theatre show. Perhaps best known in the U.S. for his hit song "Four Strong Winds," which was voted Canada's No. 1 song of the 20th century and made world-famous by Neil Young, Tyson turned 80 in September 2013, but his energy remains undimmed. Since 2000, he's released five albums, filmed a music documentary, penned a bestselling autobiography -- all while taking care of his working ranch in southern Alberta. Join this legendary singer-songwriter as he reflects on a five-decade musical career that's produced some of the most beloved cowboy songs of the modern era. Learn More
Minors are permitted when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Forgotten for a half-century, Kote Mikaberidze’s My Grandmother (Chemi Bebia/1929) is a delightful example of the Soviet Eccentric Cinema movement as well as an irreverent satire of the then still-young Soviet State system. Noted for its anarchic styles—which include stop-motion, puppetry, exaggerated camera angles, animation and constructivist sets—the film unspools the foibles and follies that abound when a Georgian paper pusher, modeled after American silent comic Harold Lloyd, loses his job.
Beth Custer created a quick-paced pastiche of American jazz and blues, contemporary classical, and world folk music.
The Beth Custer Ensemble features guitarist David James (The Coup, Spearhead), drummer Jan Jackson on drums, (Will Bernard Motherbug), bassist Mark Calderon (members of The Meters) with special guests trumpeter Chris Grady on trumpet and percussion (Tom Waits, Jewel), Jessica Ivry on cello (Real Vocal String Quartet), and Dina Maccabee on violin (Vienna Teng). Nils Frykdahl (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) narrates the film’s intertitles. When performances occur in countries outside of the US, BCE uses an actor from the region to narrate the film’s intertitles in the language of that region.
The score was originally commissioned by the Pacific Film Archive and recorded with an Aaron Copland Recording Fund award. The ’07 Euro/Russia tour is partially being funded by a Trust for Mutual Understanding award and a Mid Atlantic Arts grant.
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