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Wurlitza - Sunrise

Wurlitza rejoin us for another incredible evening of film and music. This time, we’re going back to 1927….


Punk Thai food and bar open from 7PM

Sunrise from 8PM - 10PM with a 20 minute interval.


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Sunrise (A Tale of Two Humans - original title) is one of the last great silent films, filled with so many wonderful moments, helping it win the first and only Academy Award for Best Silent Film. An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him, both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife. The "evil" temptress is a city woman, who bewitches farmer Anses, and tries to convince him to murder his neglected wife, Indre.

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Wurlitza are a critically acclaimed five piece band from South East Cornwall who add live soundtracks to silent films in a way that is completely unique. Their wide ranging repertoire includes original, pop, contemporary, classical, jazz and klezmer music. Expect the unexpected! Wurlitza add a modern twist to silent film accompaniment by adding music that will be familiar, but arranged in a way that is novel and fresh.

Murnau's Sunrise is silent film at its most poetic. Made with an unlimited budget, it uses an amazing array of cinematic effects, with a plot that will keep you transfixed to the screen. It is a lyrical, life-affirming, rollercoaster of a love story set "at any time, in any place".

The action moves rapidly between moments of passion and tragedy, interspersed with comic touches as the couple from the country find themselves adrift in the alien world of the city.

Wurlitza have added music that will be both familiar and unfamiliar, from Bach and Villa Lobas to Talking Heads, Echo and the Bunnymen, Madness and the Vapors, as well as some of their own compositions. This will be a truly unique and memorable event, and great for all ages.

Wurlitza have been performing live music soundtracks to silent films for over ten years, with a repertoire that is eclectic and extensive. The music incorporates five part harmony, classical piano and guitar, modern pop, jazz and much in between.

The performance will challenge any perception of silent film as outdated or boring – this is live entertainment with a twist; film bought alive by music and music made live by film.

"Thoroughly recommended and refreshingly different." Nick Bailey – classic FM.

"I loved Wurlitza's pop to classical soundtrack" – Badaude – the Guardian

"Blending contemporary musical themes in a unique and seamless performance, this entertaining hybrid offers a fresh approach to this genre. A musical and visual treat that is not to be missed." - Paul K Joyce - Composer/Producer

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TIMINGS: Doors and bar open 730PM. Show starts 8PM. Show ends 1010PM (including an interval).

Audience: 12+ (Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult)

Parking: No event parking on site or on Malpas Rd. Please use Garras Wharf car park and walk round (TR1 1QH, free after 4PM).

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Earlier Event: October 2
Nerina Pallot (solo)
Later Event: October 6
Funk & Soul with DAYTONER