AIR Alums Devil Music at the MFA Tomorrow
Performing a Live Soundtrack to the Rare Silent Western:
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
465 Huntington Ave
SATURDAY APRIL 15TH 7:30 SHARP
Tickets 12$ regular admission
ACTION-ROMANCE-DEADLY LIZARDS-MEXICAN JUMPING BEANS-&-THE KKK
In Big Stakes, J.B. Warner stars as a Texas gentleman who falls for a Mexican girl and tries to win her from a dashing rival the Mexican General, in a contest involving Mexican jumping beans. When his new love rejects him, he returns home just in time to save his blonde hometown girl from a Ku Klux Klan leader who questions her "purity."
The film's somewhat liberal attitude toward race is in stark contrast to D.W. Griffiths A Birth of a Nation, 1920, and the exciting climax could have been intended as a subtle criticism of Griffith's landmark epic. This movie is filled with action, romance, humor, and many other staples of early Western’s; i.e. bar fights, horse chases, and shoot outs.
For more info about the film and the Devil Music Ensemble, please visit www.devilmusic.org