Alloy Orchestra: The Son of the Sheik (1926)
8 pm Wednesday, Oct. 8 @ Malco Paradiso
Just three weeks before the 17th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival is set to open, Indie Memphis is bringing the acclaimed Alloy Orchestra back to Memphis for a one-night-only performance of The Son of the Sheik, made possible thanks to the generous support of Dorothy Kirsch. Additional support provided by ArtsFirst and the First Tennessee Foundation.
Tickets are $10 each / $8 for seniors citizens / $6 for students with valid ID
/ FREE for Indie Memphis members
ABOUT THE FILM: Valentino’s last and greatest film, The Son of the Sheik is a film of passion, rejection, and reconciliation. Valentino is often cited as the silver screen’s greatest lover, and this film demonstrates why this reputation is justly deserved. Valentino died of a sudden infection just as the film was being released, unleashing an outpouring of love and support for the deceased actor, and insuring that the film would live on in the hearts and minds of the movie-going public.
Alloy is presenting a newly restored version of the film, which will have its world premiere at a special event for the San Francisco Silent Film Festival on September 20, 2014 at the Castro Theatre.
"The best in the world at accompanying
silent films" - Roger Ebert
ABOUT THE ALLOY ORCHESTRA: The 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. The members of the group include Terry Donahue (accordion, musical saw, junk, vocals), Ken Winokur (director, junk percussion and clarinet), and Roger Miller (keyboards). Performing at prestigious film festivals and cultural centers in the US and abroad (The Louvre, Lincoln Center, The Academy of Motion Pictures, the National Gallery of Art and twice at the Indie Memphis Film Festival), Alloy has helped revive some of the great masterpieces of the silent era.