PAGE OF MADNESS, A
Teinosuke Kinugasa’s 1926 film is a landmark of avant-garde cinema, employing freewheeling montage, double-exposed images and famously forgoing the use of any intertitles to convey its moody, impressionistic tale of love and madness. A sailor takes a job in the asylum where his wife has been committed after she drowned their son, in the hope of rescuing her. Teinosuke co-authored the script with, among others, future Nobel Prize-winning author Yasunari Kawabata (“Snow Country"). DIR/SCR Teinosuke Kinugasa; SCR Yasunari Kawabata, Minoru Inuzuka, Bankô Sawada. Japan, 1926, b&w, 60 min, 35mm. Silent with live accompaniment. NOT RATED
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About William Hooker
William Hooker (drummer, composer and poet) has created works that range from jazz and "new" music to experimental genres. He has released more than 60 CDs as a leader. Hooker has performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Atrium at Lincoln Center, Wadsworth Atheneum, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Walker Art Center, MTV, The Kitchen, Roulette and Real Art Ways. He has also presented his work at the JVC Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, CMJ Music Festival, Vilnius Jazz Festival, Experimenta Argentina, The Knitting Factory and the Victoriaville Music Festival.
His work is frequently grounded in a narrative context. Whether set against a silent film or anchored by a poetic theme, Hooker brings dramatic tension and human warmth to avant-garde jazz. His ability to find fertile ground for moving music in a variety of settings that obliterate genre distinctions offers a much-needed statement of social optimism in the arts. He has played with Billy Bang, David S. Ware, William Parker, Thurston Moore, David Soldier, Roy Campbell, DJ Spooky, Steven Bernstein, Zeena Parkins, Lee Ranaldo, Jason Hwang, Sabir Mateen, Elliot Sharpe, David Murray, Ted Daniel, JD Parren and many more.
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