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Reaching back into her musical catalog, Thao Nguyen and her band The Get Down Stay Down will perform with an assortment of classic, complex and funny films from the silent era. Included amongst them are Charlie Chaplin's anarchic The Pawnshop, Robert Florey and Slavko Vorkapich's groundbreaking The Life and Death of 9413: A Hollywood Extra, alchemical animation by Harry Smith and classic newsreels. The evening will also feature a few short works with sound, including original videos that Nguyen made in collaboration with filmmaker Lauren Tabak and one created especially for this event. As anyone who has had the pleasure of seeing the Get Down Stay Down live knows, Nguyen is a force of nature—an adept guitarist with the wild and beautiful voice of an angry angel. Honed through years on the road touring (notably live scoring the “Radiolab Live: In the Dark” tour in 2012), and collaborating with a variety of talented artists including SFIFF 2012 alumna Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), Nguyen’s juggernaut-like performances speak to resiliency, hope and an infectious, catalytic energy. April 29 promises to be a special night, as she and the band perform to a program of films for the very first time.
— Sean Uyehara (USA, 75 min)

Tickets $18 for SFFS members, $22 general for general public
Tuesday, April 29, 8:00 pm
Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street
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