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Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and head to the Walker hillside for eclectic evening of new music and silent films from the 1920s. For this special Walker commission, local electro virtuoso Martin Dosh and his ensemble Dosh Quintet (Dan Bitney of Tortoise, Sarah Elstran, Mike Sopko, and Joey Van Phillips) present intriguing and new live cinematic scores set to silent works from the Walker’s Ruben/Bentson collection. Tunes from DJ Sean McPherson of 89.3 The Current and food trucks add to the mix for the perfect summer night out.
The evening’s avant-garde films will include Walter Ruttmann’s four abstract animated films Lichtspiel: Opus I (1921) and Opus II, III, and IV (1923–1925) as well as Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt) (1927), made in collaboration with Alberto Cavalcanti; Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand’s Manhatta (1920–1921); and animation pioneer Winsor McCay’s The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918).