Symphonic Cinema ft. Heartland Klezmorim and They’re Dead [FREE]
This special program features two dynamic pairings for a unique cinematic experience: Heartland Klezmorim performing live score to Alice Guy-Blaché short films AND They’re Dead performing live score to NOSFERATU.
Symphonic Cinema at the 2018 Capital City Film Festival is supported in part by the First Impressions Program funded by City of Lansing, LEDC, and Arts Council of Greater Lansing.
Narrative Feature, Short Film
Heartland Klezmorim Bio
Heartland Klezmorim, Michigan’s only traditional klezmer band, began their musical journey in 2006 performing old-time klezmer music. Since that time, their repertoire has expanded to performing jazz interpretations of klezmer music, music from the Yiddish Theater, and performing as a pit band for a vaudeville show. Heartland Klezmorim observes the traditions in klezmer music as well as adding a few new sounds.
F. W. Murnau / 1922 / Silent / Germany
They're Dead Bio
They’re Dead were born in a movie theater, playing intro music for a Halloween midnight showing of “Night of the Living Dead.” The band name came from a scene in that movie. “People ask if we’re a Grateful Dead tribute band. We’re more of a George Romero tribute band.” The goal is always to produce a horror movie soundtrack. Sometimes the movie is projected on the wall. Sometimes it is projected on the mind. They have played in art galleries, a book store, and countless basements. While guest musicians may grace the stage, the core of the band has always been Slow and Wolf. “Two Theremins, two guitars, zero rehearsals.”