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Silent Film/Live Music, NYC, Jun 23

Wednesday, June 23 at 7:00 pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust presents:

SILENT FILM/LIVE MUSIC His People (Director: Edward Sloman - 1925, 91 min, 16mm) World Premiere score written by Paul Shapiro. Performed live by an all-star band. Restored 16mm print courtesy of the National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University

Shapiro's band: Paul Shapiro (woodwinds), Steven Bernstein (trumpets), Tomas Ulrich (cello), Brian Mitchell (piano), David Hofstra (bass), and Tony Lewis (drums)

Advanced Ticket Price: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 members/students Door Price: $18, $15, $12

PURCHASE TICKETS: On-line at www.mjhnyc.org or via phone at 646.437.4202

SUBWAY: 4/5 to Bowling Green, W/R to Whitehall, 1/9 to South Ferry BUS: M1, M6, M9, M15

Edmond J. Safra Hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage 36 Battery Place in Lower Manhattan - 646.437.4200

For the first installment of the Museum's two-part SILENT FILM/LIVE MUSIC series, multi-talented saxophonist/composer Paul Shapiro world premieres an original score for a newly restored 16mm print of the silent Jewish boxing classic His People.

Edward Sloman's His People tells the Lower East Side story of David and Rose Cominsky and their two sons, Morris, who is studying to be a lawyer, and Sammy, who is secretly becoming a boxer. Sloman's compelling vision of the painful depths and joyous heights of immigrant life endow the film with an exuberant vitality.

Paul Shapiro was a founding member of The Brooklyn Funk Essentials & The Microscopic Septet. His acclaimed 2003 Tzadik Records release, Midnight Minyan, was described as "a bubbling brew of soulful Jewish traditional music re-imagined by someone who grew up playing tenor while listening to Blue Note records..."

Edmond J. Safra Hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage 36 Battery Place in Lower Manhattan - 646.437.4200

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