The Docks of New York
Josef von Sternberg's "The Docks of New York (1928, 75 min.)"
Live Solo Guitar Silent Film Score
Marc Ribot's newest solo guitar film score accompanies Josef von Sternberg's 1928 classic The Docks of New York. "Ribot did such a fabulous job with Chaplin's classic The Kid at the 2010 Festival," recalls David Spelman, founder of the New York Guitar Festival, where the score premieres in January 2014, "bringing out not just the humor, but the deep humanity of the film, that I knew we wanted to have him back, but this time with a film that might summon up an even wider emotional palette." This season, Ribot returns with a new score for von Sternberg's passionate drama The Docks of New York, which tells the New York waterfront story of a boiler room stoker's romance with a suicidal dance-hall girl.
Selected Performance History:
4/26/15: Pully, Switzerland
4/21/15: Venezia, Italy
4/22/15: Istanbul, Turkey
4/24 & 4/25/15: Cine Concert at Cite de la Musique – Paris, France
5/4 & 5/5/14 – Bakuon Film Festival - Tokyo, Japan
1/21/14 – NY Guitar Festival at Merkin Hall (World Premiere)
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