SILENT FILMS / LIVE GUITARS

Badi Assad, Wu Yonggang’s The Goddess (1934, 85 min.)

Kaki King, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle’s The Garage (1920, 25 min.)

The extraordinary Brazilian guitarist/singer Badi Assad premieres her score for one of the best-known films of China’s cinematic golden age: Wu Yonggang’s 1934 debut The Goddess, the story of a prostitute working the seamy streets of Shanghai to afford an education for her young son.

With six albums as well as collaborations with Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters and The Mountain Goats to her credit, Kaki King brings her spare, understated style to Arbuckle’s 1920 short comedy The Garage.

 

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