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Lonesome Meets Alloy Orchestra
Written by A.M.P.A.S. Pr Release   

lonesome-1928-200.jpgRediscovered masterpiece Lonesome, an early "partial talkie" from 1928, will be accompanied by the Alloy Orchestra in a presentation by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday, September 14, at 8 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Lonesome is director Paul Fejos's portrayal of the frenzy of life and the loss of new love over the course of one day in the "big city," New York. The film's stunning views of Coney Island and other Gotham locations will be shown to full advantage in the newly tinted print to be screened courtesy of the George Eastman House and Universal.

The plot is about two lonely people in the big city who meet and enjoy the thrills of an amusement park, only to lose each other in the crowd after spending a great day together. Will they ever see each other again? Lonesome stars Barbara Kent, Glenn Tryon and Andy Devine.

Barbara Kent as
Mary Lonesome

The Alloy Orchestra, whose original score for Lonesome premiered alongside the restored print at the 1994 Telluride Film Festival, is noted for its combination of traditional and invented instruments. The three-man musical ensemble, under the direction of Ken Winokur, frequently uses electronic synthesizers alongside such outrageous objects as musical saws and toilet seats - part of its "rack of junk" - to create its renowned silent film scores.

Tickets to Lonesome are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members. They may be purchased by mail or at the Academy box office during regular business hours. Tickets also may be purchased online at until noon PDT on the day of the event. There are no minimum order requirements and no transaction or processing fees.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For additional information, call (310) 247-3600.

All photographs are Copyright A.M.P.A.S.



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