Alloy Orchestra Scores Cœur fidèle (The Faithful Heart)
One Night Only Friday, May 3
Director: Jean Epstein
Presented by: Alloy Orchrestra
1923, France, 87 minutes, Digital
“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.
“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