A rare Live Music & Film screening of silent masterpiece The Wind 1928, presented as part of ‘Melting into Air’.
Directed by Victor Sjöström (The Phantom Carriage 1921) and starring early Hollywood icon Lillian Gish, The Wind tells the story of Letty, a young woman who relocates to her cousin’s West Texas farm. Upon her arrival, her relationship with her extended family is immediately strained and the incessant gales that beset her new home seem poised to drive her to the edge of madness.
One of the great cinematic achievements of the late silent era, The Wind is an atmospheric and often nightmarish depiction of isolation. Gish gives among her most powerful performances as Letty – her legendarily expressive face acting as a guiding light amidst the storm of tragedy around her.
The film will screen from a 35mm print provided by the Warner Archive, Los Angeles. Experimental band Corporate Vibes will provide live musical accompaniment to the screening.