The Dodge Brothers: Flying the Blue-grass Flag for Silent Cinema
Sat 9 Nov | 14:30 | Screen 1 Lighthouse Cinema
Renowned for ‘playing the hell out of classic Americana,’ and described as ‘wonderful stuff’ by Radio 2 presenter Bob Harris, the Dodge Brothers provide live accompaniment for an eclectic selection of scenes from silent movies. Conjuring an exuberant hybrid of country blues, rockabilly, blue-grass, jugband and skiffle, the Dodge Brothers have toured the UK with such silent features as White Oak, Beggars of Life, and The Ghost that Never Returns. Their songs feature vocal virtuosity and heartfelt harmonies underpinned by joyous guitars, thumping double bass and rattlin' snare and washboard. Don’t miss this unforgettable fusion of sound and vision.
“Never has a film and a band been more perfectly matched than ‘Beggars of Life’ and the Dodge Brothers – deep-dish Americana, rail-riding hobos and Louise Brooks – they were made for each other.” – Bryony Dixon, BFI curator of silent film