Facets Night School is proud to present Teinosuke Kinugasa’s surreal 1926 Japanese silent film, A Page of Madness, with lecture and a live score performed by Cursed Bird (current and former members of Chicago favorites Del Rey, Head of Femur and more)!
One Night Only! Tomorrow, Saturday, August 28th at MIDNIGHT!
Only $5!! FREE for members!
“This virtuoso Japanese silent film, made in 1926…uses no title-boards, so the story is uninterrupted – an unusual technique in the silent era. Indeed, except for the absence of dialogue, reviewers agree that this classic movie has a very modern look and “feel.” The Seaman (Masao Inoue) works as a volunteer at the mental institution where his wife (Yoshie Nakagawa) is locked up. She was placed there after she had some sort of fit and tried to drown their infant son. The story of their family life, and of this incident, is told in flashbacks. He hopes that by working at the institute, he will have some opportunity to reawaken her to the present and take her away.” (All Movie Guide)
The Cursed Bird ensemble will draw on a vocabulary of noise, psychedelia, free improvisation, proto-metal, and acid rock to score the film’s onslaught of surrealistic imagery and psychological fragility. Don’t miss it!
Cursed Bird are: Bruce Neal: lead guitar, raga guitar, wooden guitar, toy piano, and voice; Chris Cowgill (Del Rey, Peralta): bass and voice; Ben Pegram: electric guitar; Matt Silcock (Opium Taylor, Lullaby For The Working Class, MCMS, Head of Femur): acoustic 12-string guitar; Adam Wolak: drums.
This promises to sell-out, so get your tickets early here! See you tomorrow night!