Recent incarnations of the Milwaukee Film Festival have included screenings of some classic silent films. On the heels of 2010’s showing of Metropolis and last year’s showing of Blackmail, the festival will feature a 1930 classic agrarian tale made by Soviet director Alexander Dovzhenko on Friday.
The film, called Earth, is being shown in conjunction with Alverno Presents and will feature music performed live by the Milwaukee group, Altos – whose members come from a variety of other bands, including Volcano Choir, Collections of Colonies of Bees and Hello Death.
Lake Effect’s Bonnie North stopped by during a recent rehearsal of the music that will accompany the silent film.
The members of Altos will perform music to accompany the 1930 silent film Earth Friday evening at the Oriental Theater as part of the Milwaukee Film Festival – the showing comes in conjunction with Alverno Presents.