The Atlas Presents Silent Films With Live Music and On Screen and In Person Series
The Atlas Performing Arts Center's stellar Atlas Presents Silent Film series continues this Fall with live original music by Andrew Earle Simpson. Simpson is the Curator and Resident Musician for the Atlas Silent Film Series. A renowned and accomplished composer, conductor, and performer, he is the Resident Film Accompanist at the National Gallery of Art, and appears regularly at the Library of Congress, AFI Silver Theater, and many venues across the United States and abroad. Performances include The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog on 11/3 and Stella Dallas on 12/1.
The returning On Screen and In Person Series will feature contemporary films and documentaries and the filmmakers who made them. Before and after talkbacks are scheduled for each screening. On 9/16, catch a viewing of The Interpreters. The film follows Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who worked with U.S. forces, and who are now targeted by insurgents as a result. While some have reached safety, others are stuck in hiding-and those with no other hope have set out for Europe and the U.S. with the help of smugglers. Afterward, there will be a talk-back with the film director, Sofian Khan.
On 10/15, join us for a double-feature of Badger Creek + Thick Dark Fog. Badger Creek is a half-hour documentary portrait of a Blackfeet (Pikuni) family, the Mombergs, who live on the lower Blackfeet Reservation in Montana near the banks of Badger Creek. Thick Dark Fog centers around the story of Walter Littlemoon (Lakota), who at the age of five was removed from his family to attend a federal government boarding school where his culture, language, and spirituality were suppressed. Afterward, there will be a talk-back with the film director, Jonathan Skurnik.
On 11/19, catch Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route, a feature documentary that examines the rise, demise, and contested resurgence of Detroit through the lens of an African-American mail carrier, Wendell Watkins, and the community of committed residents he faithfully served for thirty years. Afterward, there will be a talk-back with the film director, Pamela Sporn.
On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts' Regional Touring Program.
The Atlas Performing Arts Center is the Art Beat of H Street.