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No. 9 - Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans - Live Score by Brent Arnold feat. Lullabies for Falling Empires

  • House of Yes 2 Wyckoff Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11237 United States (map)

Join us for a rare screening of F.W. Murnau's classic masterpiece, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, with live score by cellist and composer Brent Arnold and Lullabies for Falling Empires. Additional visuals created in real time by cloud engineer Jamie Hook.


Brent Arnold is a cellist and composer whose music incorporates electronics, unorthodox instrumental technique, and elements of rock, jazz, and North African and Arabic music. He worked closely with Louis C.K. to create music for the show Louie, and is a founding member of Ghost Quartet with Dave Malloy.  He has worked with artists including The Antlers, Reggie Watts, Jherek Bischoff, DJ/Rupture, Sleater-Kinney, Filastine, Eyvind Kang and Modest Mouse.  |

About the Film:

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, directed by F.W. Murnau (Nosferatu), is considered by many to be the art of wordless cinema at its zenith.  Famous for its iconic film sequences involving light and shadow, double exposure, and seamless scene transitions, the 1927 silent film stylistically fuses together the visual aesthetics of German Expressionism with an American narrative.

Bored with his wife and his simple life, a farmer falls for a city girl who convinces him to drown his wife so they can run away together. When it comes time for him to do the deed, he realizes he can’t.  He follows his wife into the city after she flees from him attempting to apologize and reconcile. Eventually, as they find their way through the madness of the city, she forgives him, and they rediscover their love for one another.

The film has been digitally remastered and will be played in full HD.


Presale Tickets: $10

VIP Tickets: $20*

Door/Night Of: $15

** VIP guests receive a custom poster, reserved table and special cocktail service throughout the evening**