DCS performs Hitchcock’s THE LODGER on opening night

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DALLAS, TX – The Dallas Chamber Symphony and Video Association of Dallas are pleased to announce the Dallas VideoFest 27 opening night event. Dallas VideoFest opens Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Dallas City Performance Hall with Alfred Hitchcock’s first silent movie thriller, THE LODGER.  The screening will feature a new, original score that will be performed live-to-film by some of the area’s finest musicians.

“We are so proud and happy to be working with the Dallas Chamber Symphony, for the screening and performance of THE LODGER.  We hope this is the beginning of a long relationship with the Dallas Chamber Symphony. We are also so happy to be having our opening night at the prestigious Dallas City Performance Hall,” said Bart Weiss, artistic director, Dallas VideoFest and founder of Video Association of Dallas.

The Dallas Chamber Symphony, recently named “Best of Big D 2014” by D Magazine for “Best Way to Watch a Silent Film,” will accompany the film with a world-premiere performance of a score by renowned composer Douglas Pipes. DCS Artistic Director, Richard McKay, will conduct the premiere. THE LODGER was recently restored by the British Film Institute along with eight other films of Hitchcock’s earliest surviving work.

“We could not be happier to be joining forces with the Video Association of Dallas to co-present THE LODGER on opening night of VideoFest 27. There is nothing quite like watching a classic silent film to live orchestral music, and our film composer, Douglas Pipes is an extraordinary talent who will bring new life to this incredible classic film. Our new partnership is an exciting ongoing collaboration — one that will continue to enrich the Dallas arts scene for years to come,” said Richard McKay, artistic director and founder of the Dallas Chamber Symphony.

The event will be held on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at City Performance Hall (2520 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201. The performance will begin at 8:00 p.m. There will be no intermission.

About Douglas Pipes, Composer

Douglas Pipes (http://www.douglaspipes.com/) is a film composer in Los Angeles, whose feature films include the Academy Award nominated Sony animated feature MONSTER HOUSE and Warner Bros./Legendary Films cult hit TRICK ‘R TREAT.

His awards include “Compositor Revalacion” at the 3rd International Film Music Conference in Ubeda, Spain and “Best Animation” at the Royal Television Society in the United Kingdom.  Nominations include “Discovery of the Year” at the 2006 World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent, Belgium, “Best Music” at the 2007 Saturn Awards, and “Best Horror Score” and “Best New Composer” from the International Film Music Critics Association (2006 and 2009). 

About Dallas VideoFest 27

VideoFest (VideoFest.org) is now the oldest and largest video festival in the United States and continues to garner critical and popular acclaim. VideoFest prides itself on bringing films to the theater that are rarely available to be seen anywhere else. Films like Experimental/Art Films, Animation, Narrative and Documentary Shorts as well as Documentary and Narrative Features and some hard-to-find Classic TV episodes and Classic Films are often in the mix.

About Video Association of Dallas

The mission of the Video Association is to promote an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to support and advance the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts.  The Video Association of Dallas (VAD) is a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated on April 25, 1989.  It began in 1986 as a weekend event, “Video As A Creative Medium”, presented at the Dallas Museum of Art by independent curators Barton Weiss and John Held. That first event, which included two nights of video by selected local and national video artists, was a great popular success, which led to the founding of the Dallas VideoFest (DVF) in 1987. Video Association of Dallas also presents the 24-Hour Video Race, the Texas Show Tour, North Texas College Film Festival, Texas Fllmmakers Production Fund workshops, Three Star Cinema, and other programs throughout the year. 

VideoFest 27 is sponsored in part by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema–Richardson; Alford Media Services, Inc.; AMS Pictures; Angelika Film Center Dallas; City of Richardson through the Richardson Arts Commission; Common Desk; Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau; Dallas Film Commission; Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs; FilmFreeway; KERA/KXT;KellyKitchensPR.com; Selig Polyscope Company; Sell.com; SullivanPerkins; Texas Commission on the Arts; Texas Film Commission; and TheaterJones.com.


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