Music: Dark Dark Dark and the Modern Times Spychestra
“Dark Dark Dark’s true accomplishment here is how they mix sounds and influences so effortlessly. They comprise a tight, intuitive unit, especially when the instruments swirl together into an otherworldly eddy of sound.” – Pitchfork
At dusk the captivating chamber-folk sextet Dark Dark Dark unveil their new live score for SPIES and are joined by guest musicians and singers for a spellbinding evening of silent film and live sounds. Rising players on the national indie scene, they make music like no other and smartly fuse disparate influences such as minimalism, New Orleans jazz, Americana, pop, and Eastern European folk. Lush and layered, haunting and home-spun, the band fashions a sonic landscape that uses an eclectic array of acoustic and traditional instruments all complemented by Nona Marie Invie’s singular voice. Commissioned by the Walker.
Directed by Fritz Lang
“[A] tour de force of serial thrills, megalomania, and oppressive but thoroughly justified paranoia.”—New York Sun
In Lang’s exciting film, the criminal mastermind Haghi controls all activity through his incredible oversight. When an undercover agent threatens him, Haghi sends in the lovely Sonya to subvert his efforts. 1928, 16mm, 80 minutes.