EVENT: Dennis James/Silent Film/Sun Jan 23 – Bloomington IN

Silent Film Concerts is pleased to announce professional silent film organist Dennis James has accepted the appointment as IU Cinema Organist for the new Indiana University film screening facilty in Bloomongton, Indiana. He will perform he silent film debut program in the new facility this Sunday:

I U CINEMA ORGANIST – DEBUT PERFORMANCE
Dennis James accompanies John Ford’s THE IRON HORSE
Date & Time: Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 3pm
Street Address: 1217 East 7th St. Bloomington, IN 47405
Ticket Price: Free
Web Performance Information: http://www.indiana.edu/%7Eiucinema/events2011.17.shtml
Web Contacts, Parking and Ticketing Information can be found at:
http://www.indiana.edu/~iucindema/ticjkets.shtml

There will be a followup WFIU radio broadcast stage interview with live audience:
Monday, January 24, 2011 at 3pm
Street Address: 1217 East 7th St. Bloomington, IN 47405
Ticket Price: Free

The Indiana University Cinema is a world-class facility and program that is dedicated to the scholarly study and highest standards of film in its traditional and modern forms. The cinema reinforces Indiana Universitys longstanding committment to excellence in the arts, research and continuous enhancements to pedagogy.

A featured solo performer on the international film festival circuit, Dennis James appears regularly at the annual Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia events as well as the Pordenone and Rome (Italy) Festivals Cinema Muto. He may be seen frequently at the National Gallery of Art, the Walker Film Center in Minneapolis, the Cleveland Cinematheque and for the Chicago Art Institute, the Louvre Museum in Paris, and the Palazzo Delle Espisozioni in Rome. James has performed programs under the auspices of the American Film Institute, National Film Registry, Museum of Modern Art (New York), Library of Congress, Pacific Film Archive, George Eastman House, American Federation of the Arts, UCLA. Film and Television Archive and the British Film Institute.

From THEATRE ORGAN JOURNAL: “In commenting on the art of silent film accompaniment, it should be pointed out that a proper performance involves much more than ‘chase’ music, pratfall sound effects, or ‘hamming it up’ by introducing familiar song title interludes designed to attract titters from the audience. Considerable hard work is involved in terms of research, scoring, practice and timing in order to create a musical accompaniment which is both appropriate and unobtrusive while enhancing both the action and the mood of what is taking place on the screen . . . at the conclusion of this film a sophisticated audience loudly proclaimed that Dennis James had done his homework well, resulting in a truly excellent job of silent film accompaniment.”

SILENT FILM CONCERTS current tour schedule posted at http://www.cas.sc.edu/film/james.html

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