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Silent Films/Loud Music: Within Our Gates & The Light of Faith

  • Elastic Arts 3429 West Diversey Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)

Comfort StationElastic Arts, and Homeroom jointly present a film as part of Comfort Station’s Silent Films and Loud Music Series. The silent film Within Our Gates  (1920) by Oscar Devereaux Micheaux will be screened with accompanying original music by Chicago composers and performers Paul Giallorenzo and Ben Lamar Gay. Micheaux, an author, film director and independent producer of more than 44 films, is regarded as the first ever major African-American feature filmmaker.

The Chicago group VAD will also share the evening with Paul and Ben, scoring the short film The Light of Faith (1922).

Cover is $10 to benefit the participating artists. Advance tickets are encouraged and can be purchased here.

Earlier Event: May 12
An Exquisite Crawl