Now that you all know how cool silent movies can be
after watching the Oscar Best Picture nominee The
Artist (if you haven't yet seen it, you must), take it up
another notch by experiencing the Alloy
Orchestra's "Wild and Weird,"
a compilation of classic silent shorts accompanied by the legendary
ensemble performing their own original soundtracks. The selections range from
the Dadaist Filmstudie (1926) by Hans Richter to
the hallucinatory Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend (1906) by Edwin S. Porter.
As you probably already deduced after watching Hugo, those early filmmakers
were some freaky dudes. It takes place on Saturday, February 4 @ 8 pm at the Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis
Square, Somerville | $25 | 617.625.4088 or worldmusic.org.