A Rumble Productions/Eye of Newt/Radix Theatre/The Celluloid Drugstore co-production

Silent Summer Nights

September 3 – 5, 2004

Grandview Park, East Vancouver

The 4th annual Silent Summer Nights presented three evenings of the best in silent (and not so silent) film—with original live music by Eye of Newt and special guests.


Screening: Friday, September 3

Get ready to soar! Explore the mystery and beauty of flight, traveling with a myriad of birds through the saga of migration. Using air balloons, gliders, and a host of other cinematic tricks, the same filmmakers who brought you Microcosmos give you a rare chance to fly along with the flock. Featuring live accompaniment by Pepe Danza (percussion), Chris Kelly (saxophone and laptop), Stefan Smulovitz (viola and laptop) and Brad Turner (trumpet).


Screening: Saturday, September 4

Charlie Chaplin’s last ‘silent’ film. Watch as Charlie battles against the machine age and modern progress as he wrestles with a factory production line, gets selected for an experiment with an automatic feeding machine and lands himself in a mental institution — and that’s just half of it! This classic is suitable for Chaplin fans of all ages. Featuring live accompaniment by Brad Muirhead (trombone), Ben Wilson (drums & electronics), Tony Wilson (guitar) and Jesse Zubot (violin).


Screening: Sunday, September 5

A weekend of great cinema wouldn’t be complete without the master of kung fu, Bruce Lee. Playing a Shaolin monk, Lee is recruited to infiltrate an opium ring responsible for the death of his sister and faces off against competitor after competitor in a tournament sponsored by a one-handed crime boss. A classic martial arts movie of grace and timelessness with a sensational new live score conducted by Coat Cooke and surprise guests and performed by the SSN Monster Orchestra.