THE WIND with live score by The Invincible Czars

Director Victor Sjöström
Year 1928
Starring Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love
Run Time 95min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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The Bullock Texas State History Museum commissioned The Invincible Czars to score THE WIND for a showing during the museum's 2013 celebration of women shaping Texas in the 20th century.

This 1928 silent film stars Lillian Gish, and is based on the novel of the same name by Dorothy Scarborough. Set in the 1880s in windy Sweetwater, TX, the book initially created an uproar in west Texas where community leaders resented the bleak depiction of their region and insisted the author must never have visited the area.

The Wind is scored for only 4 Czars(!), with guitar, bass, violin and woodwinds, as well as auxiliary percussion, foley sounds, and the occasional howl or crash. Like the Martyrs of the Alamo score, no classical melodies are used, although a theme by Austin composer Graham Reynolds exerted its influence in one scene.

Don't miss a special screening of The Invincible Czars' score for THE WIND this month!

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