Does Drambuie count as whisky?
In an era when video consumption is often reduced to the lonely screens of laptops and iPods, the Celluloid Salon series breathes new life into the audio-visual experience, pairing obscure silent film shorts with soundtracks curated (and DJ'd live) by the music industry's boldest talent.
Admission, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be complimentary, courtesy of Drambuie, the whiskey-based spiced liquor of Scottish legend.
Cultural provocateur Chris Weingarten, of 1000TimesYes fame (not to mention Village Voice, Spin and Revolver), will soundtrack three sensational and ominous short films to inaugurate this Drambuie-sponsored series.
The visual program, selected by Cinema 16 founder Molly Surno, includes:
Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (Edwin S Porter): A forerunner of the surrealist movement, this technical and cinematic marvel is the earliest example of non-linear cinematographic storytelling and is a feast of gluttonous grotesquery.
Coney Island USA (Valentine Sherry): You can almost smell the salt air, cotton candy and suntan lotion in this 1952 film which captures the garishness, cacophony and movement of Brooklyn's storied playground.
NY NY (Francis Thompson): In this collection of scenes, New York City is recorded through special kaleidoscopic lenses — it's rumored development took over 20 years.
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