Sound of Silent Film Festival

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Chicago, IL 60640

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Program Two: The Silent Treatment

ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival is a unique event featuring new short silent films in every conceivable genre screened with newly-composed musical scores performed live.

We source the films through a global call, commission the composers and our wonderful musicians bring it all to life.

There are two completely different programs this year and two ways to enjoy them. They will be performed live in Chicago in the VIN312 parking lot with limited seating, followed by a virtual presentation a week later.

Don’t miss the sixteenth annual Sound of Silent Film Festival!

Virtual Presentations (link will be emailed to you)

Time: 8:00 Central/9:00 Eastern


Pay what you can – suggested donation of $20 for one show, $30 for both

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