Maryland Hall Movie Night: “The Gaucho”
Silent Film and Live Music by Andrew Simpson | Hispanic Heritage Month Event
There is no experience quite like watching a film accompanied by live music. A story unfolding on screen is amplified by music which responds to its plot turns, making emotions bigger and characters more vivid. Acclaimed silent film musician Andrew Earle Simpson comes to Maryland Hall to partner two silent films with new music created in real time.
On Sunday, Sept 25, swashbuckling silent screen star Douglas Fairbanks stars in THE GAUCHO (1927). Mexican-born actress Lupe Velez stars as the Mountain Girl who sees a miraculous vision which impacts the world around her as well as the dashing bandit who crosses her path.
Full of adventure, action, and romance, THE GAUCHO shows what happens when a bandit meets a saint, and a would-be dictator comes to town.
About Andrew Earle Simpson
Andrew Earle Simpson is Ordinary Professor of Music at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He performs frequently as silent film accompanist at the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, AFI Silver Theater and Atlas Performing Arts Center in DC, as well as at venues such as Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, UCLA and Harvard Film Archives, and in Europe and South America. His silent film orchestral, chamber, and piano scores have been broadcast on Turner Classic Movies Channel and can be found on DVD and Blu-Ray with Kino-Lorber, Flicker Alley, Eureka Video, and many more.