Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pacific Asia Museum to screen "Red Heroine" with concert by Devil Music Ensemble

Pacific Asia Museum
Red Heroine
with a live concert by Devil Music Ensemble

Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 8pm

Directed by Wen Yimin (1929, silent), starring Fan Xuepeng

Episode six of RED KNIGHT-ERRANT a.k.a. RED HEROINE, the only surviving episode of the 13-part serial, is one of the few complete and earliest extant silent martial arts films.

A band of outlaws raids a village and kidnaps a maiden, causing the death of her grandmother. The captive maiden is rescued by a mysterious Daoist hermit and reemerges three years later as a full-fledged warrior, flying to the sky to avenge her grandmother's death.

Critically acclaimed Devil Music Ensemble will bring this classic silent film to new life with a live performance of their all-new score.

Devil Music Ensembleis Brendon Wood, Jonah Rapino, and Tim Nylander.

Since 2002 Devil Music Ensemble (DME) has striven to present new, original, diverse works with performances in Boston, the rest of the U.S., and now the world. Presenting live soundtrack performances to Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde on their first European tour, their experimentation with silent film and music has grown to include classics such as Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, the western Big Stakes, and now Red Heroine. The attempt to pigeonhole Devil Music's sound has been frustrating audiences and critics since its incarnation, and will continue as such as long as the love of experimentation stays with the group.

FREE for members; $7 for non-members; $5 for students and seniors. The screening will be held at night in the outdoor courtyard. Dress accordingly. Space is limited. Reservations strongly recommended. Please call ext. 31 to RSVP.

Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
10 am - 6 pm, Wednesday to Sunday,
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