NEWS: Live Pianists Accompany Silent Films at BDAC Silent Film Music Festival (BOUNTIFUL)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Live Pianists Accompany Silent Films at BDAC Silent Film Music Festival 

Contact: Cara Krebs 
Bountiful Davis Art Center 
cara@bdac.org 
1.801.295.3618

1st ANNUAL SILENT FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL 
Silent films with live piano music
September 16 10 AM - 8 PM
Bountiful Davis Art Center, 90 N Main St. Bountiful, UT 84010
Tickets available online: https://www.bdac.org/silent-film-fest or at the door
$5/Film or $20/Day Pass
 
Image: cropped publicity photo from Charlie Chaplin's 1921 movie "The Kid". Pictured are Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan
 
When silent films debuted nearly 100 years ago theaters would hire musicians to play alongside them. Bountiful Davis Art Center will re-create this experience all day September 16, 2017 from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. Live pianists on two Steinway grand pianos will accompany a new movie every 45 minutes throughout the day.  Over 350 young pianists coming from as south as Provo and as north as Ogden studying under 18 piano teachers will perform the score music. Seven different movies will be shown featuring Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.
 
Creator and Coordinator Heather K. Smith said, “I envision that this festival will appeal to families as the films are all age-appropriate, funny, and relatively short. Not only will this festival offer a performance opportunity for students but will also be a way to historically preserve silent films.”  Watch KUED's Mary Dickson interview Heather Smith about the festival here: https://www.bdac.org/silent-film-fest
 
In keeping with watching film traditions, food and drink will be sold.
 
All proceeds will help offset BDAC's operational expenses to make it possible for music teachers to continue to rent the BDAC space at an affordable rate.
 

Film and Performance Schedule:
 
 
Time:                                                                              Participating Teacher(s) :
10 AM – Buster Keaton’s Cops                                         Diane Moon
10:45 AMBuster Keaton’s One Week                              Kerri Green
11:30 AMBuster Keaton’s Scarecrow                             Valarie Beer
12:15 PMBuster Keaton’s Neighbors                              Angela McBride
1:00 PMCharlie Chaplin’s The Adventurer                       Brianne Call & Jennifer Jackson
1:45 PMBuster Keaton’s Scarecrow                               Tiffany Bailey & Brenda Baker
2:30 PMBuster Keaton’s One Week                                Linda Clement
3:15 PMBuster Keaton’s  Neighbors                               Susan Cheney
4 PMCharlie Chaplin’s The Adventurer                            Hana Janatova & Say Eow Quah
4:45 PMBuster Keaton’s  High Sign                                Young Ran Price & Lois Matthews
5:30 PM-  Buster Keaton’s Scarecrow                               Emma West
6:15 PMBuster Keaton’s One Week                               Katherine Chipman and Kerri Green
7 PM-   Buster Keaton’s  High Sign                                  Stephanie Stuart and Jackie Ward
7:45 PMBuster Keaton’s  The Boat                                 Heather Smith

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