Sound of Silent Film Festival

Access Contemporary Music’s (ACM) popular Sound of Silent Film Festival – now in its ninth year! – features newly composed scores performed live to modern silent films. This year’s festival features short dramas, comedies and experimental films from exciting young filmmakers around the world, all with new scores by our composer members.

We’re thrilled to be moving the festival this year to the historic Music Box Theater on Southport! The Music Box is one of Chicago’s premiere theaters for arthouse cinema. It’s gorgeous interior, state of the art faciilites and sterling reputation make it the perfect fit for the Sound of Silent Film Festival. –

Blackout Roulette by Alex Italics – New score by Nailah Nombeko

The Gift by Julio Pot – New score by Gabriel Malancioiu

Love at First Sight by Mark Playne – New score by Rob Steel

American Montage by Janek Ambros – New score by Enric Riu


The Count’s Mabel by Dale Wolfe – New score by Adam Cole

Bicycle Notes by Fernanda Torres – score by Joel Styzens

Nervous Person by Max Sherwood – New score by Jessica Hunt

Across the Whipplewash by Caitlin & Josh Drake – New score by Amos Gillespie

Music performed by:
Hulya Alpakin – piano
Eliza Bangert – flute
Alyson Berger – cello
Nathan Bojko – percussion
Christie Miller – clarinet
Joel Styzens – percussion
Sophie Webber – cello
Jeff Yang – violin


$20 at the door,
$12 online,
$8 students and seniors

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