Special Alice Tully Hall event
Silent film with live music!
Guests of the Nation
Denis Johnston, 1935, Ireland; 48m
The Lactating Automaton
Andrew Legge, 2011, Ireland; 14m
The Unusual Inventions of Henry Cavendish
Andrew Legge, 2005, Ireland 16m
Widely regarded as one of the most significant films of the Irish silent film canon, Denis Johnston’s Guests of the Nation (1935), preserved and restored by the IFI Irish Film Archive and based on Frank O’Connor’s short story of friendship between British soldiers and their IRA captors, receives its North American premiere with a new orchestral score by composer Niall Byrne, performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. With an introduction by Gabriel Byrne.
The program includes the international premiere of Andrew Legge’s silent short films The Lactating Automaton (with live orchestral score by Liam Bates and foley performance) and The Unusual Inventions of Henry Cavendish (with solo piano accompaniment). Presented by the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts and Film Society of the Lincoln Center in association with the Irish Film Institute, National Concert Hall and RTÉ Concert Orchestra as part of Imagine Ireland.
$30 Orchestra / $20 Balcony
In Person: Alice Tully Hall Box Office (1941 Broadway – on 65th St between Broadway & Amsterdam)
By Phone: CenterCharge 212.721.6500 (TTY 212.957.1709)