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Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra

The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra is a five-piece chamber ensemble that revives the repertoire of silent film orchestras. Using historic libraries of music and selecting and fitting a piece of music for each scene in the film, Mont Alto compiles vibrant and emotional scores using the original techniques of silent film orchestras.

“The results are often breathtakingly beautiful and always in the strict service of the film on the screen.” – Dave Kehr, The New York Times

Mont Alto was formed in Colorado in 1989 by pianist Rodney Sauer, and has scored over 140 silent films, recording over 40 film scores for releases on DVD, Blu-ray, and for showings on Turner Classic Movies. The Mont Alto Orchestra appears regularly at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival, the TCM Classic Film Festival, the Denver Silent Film Festival, the Chautauqua Auditorium film series, and the Kansas Silent Film Festival. In 2013, Rodney Sauer obtained the library of music once owned by the Grauman theatre chain in Los Angeles and has donated it to the American Music Research Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, who are in the process of digitizing the collection for online access.

Sunday, April 24
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7TH HEAVEN (1927)
Special Presentation
Chinese Multiplex House 1