Film screening with live music: The Wind and The Invincible Czars
14 Pews screens the classic silent film The Wind, which features an original musical score created and performed by Austin's The Invincible Czars. The band dresses in period wardrobe and encourages audiences to do the same.
Shot in 1928 and set in the late 1800s, The Wind tells the story of Letty Mason, young woman who moves to the plains of Texas from Virginia and is driven mad by the unrelenting wind and culture shock of the West. The Wind is based on the novel of the same name by Dorothy Scarborough. The book, originally published anonymously, 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 Invincible Czars provide live musical accompaniment with their own original score featuring flute, bass clarinet, guitar, violin, bass guitar and voice.