Monday, March 8, 2010

Filmusik to present 'Kansas City Confidential' this week

Following is a press release from Galen Huckens of Filmusik:

This week, Filmusik is bringing together a group of local jazz musicians for a live soundtrack performance. From the pit, the jazz band re-imagines and recreates the soundtrack for a classic film-noir live in the theatre. With an originally composed soundtrack putting a modern musical spin on the 1952 crime caper. String players from the group Classical Revolution round out the ensemble of reeds, horns and jazz trio. Working with both improvised and orchestrated music, it's a concert not to miss that brings local musicians and composers to the movies for a unique performance.

About the film:

Kansas City Confidential (1952): It may have been the perfect hold-up, but after an armored car robbery drops Rolfe (John Payne) in jail as a fall guy, he won’t give up until he’s cleared his name by tracking down the faceless thieves. Justice may not be as simple as it seems for Rolfe who is led to Mexico in the hunt for redemption and cold hard cash with only a pistol and a playing card! With the stone faced intensity of Lee Van Cleef and Preston Foster, it’s a movie not to miss, a pulpy snub-nosed entry into the American film canon.

As an aside, those who have read my reviews know I am a huge fan of Filmusik, and I wholeheartedly recommend this to cinephiles and live music lovers alike. For some reviews of their past shows, click here and scroll past the first entry. The performances are this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the 10th-12th at 7 pm at the Hollywood Theater.

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