November 5th, next Saturday! Duck Soup Cinema film series will present the 1927 silent film Her Wild Oat with live music accompaniment. Duck Soup Cinema is celebrating 30 years of keeping the history of the silent film at the Capitol Theater alive. In addition, the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research will open their exhibit, The Splendor of Silent Film.
SAA-SC, in partnership with the WCFTR and the UW Archives and through the hard work of Cat Hannula, Jenny Barth, Arik Kriha and Liz Deterding, are screening a clip from a UW archival film shot in Madison, WI and will give a pre-performance talk about the importance of film preservation. They will also have a booth outside with info about SLIS, WCFTR, UW Archives and film preservation. This partnership with Duck Soup evolved from a grant writing assignment in Fall 2015’s LIS 450 class into a partnership with the Overture which will draw upwards of 2000 attendees. We’re so honored to have this opportunity to advocate for the importance of the archives. Our fellow SAA-ers have worked incredibly hard to make this happen, come out and support them.
There are 2 showings, 2pm and 7pm. There is an opening reception for the WCFTR’s exhibit from 4:30-6:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the box office at the Overture for $7 plus tax. If you buy them online they will be $7, plus a $7 service fee. So, we highly recommend walking the few short blocks down to the Overture on a nice Fall afternoon and picking up your tickets there! Find more info HERE!