Alloy Orchestra Scores Cœur fidèle (The Faithful Heart)

The Alloy Orchestra returns to the Parkway with a new, original live score to a classic silent film, Coeur Fidele (Faithful Heart) - an innovative tale of love, violence and resignation.
May 2019

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Ticket Prices

$11 regular admission
$9 matinees (before 6pm)
$9 students/seniors/active military with valid ID
$8 MdFF Members

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Director: Jean Epstein

Presented by: Alloy Orchrestra


1923, France, 87 minutes, Digital

Language: French

Program Notes

“The best in the world at accompanying silent films.” Roger Ebert

ALLOY ORCHESTRA is a three-man musical ensemble, writing and performing live accompaniment to classic silent films. Working with an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, they thrash and grind soulful music from unlikely sources.

Performing at prestigious film festivals and cultural centers in the US and abroad, Alloy has helped revive some of the great masterpieces of the silent era.

Coeur Fidele (Faithful Heart) is an astounding, gorgeous and dramatic depiction of the underworld of the ports of Marseilles, France. Set in the early 1900’s The film is a tale of love, violence and finally, resignation. Shot in a groundbreaking fashion, it utilizes graphic close-ups to tell the larger tale.

Critics' Praise

“Performing their own scores to classic silent movies, Boston’s three-man (but truly symphonic) Alloy Orchestra have built a fervent following by being just as smart and imaginative as the films they accompany.” — Godfrey Cheshire, New York Press

“For the past seven years this ensemble’s members have made it their mission to reintroduce the silent era to the surround-sound generation. The trio combines a percussive barrage (drums, hubcaps, truck springs, and other found metal) with rich synthesized melodies.” — Nathaniel Moss, Vanity Fair

“Fast becoming the country’s leading avant-garde interpreter of silent films.” — Neil Strauss, New York Times

Directions to the Parkway Theatre
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway is located at 5 W. North Avenue (at the intersection of North Avenue and Charles St.) in Baltimore's Station North Arts and Entertainment District
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