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Fall of the House of Usher: Outdoor Film! Score Performed Live!

October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Composer and film lecturer Matthew Marshall brings the suspense of Edgar Allan Poe, the surreal visuals of French Filmmaker Jean Epstein and the atmospheric music of French composer Claude Debussy, all to life with a live musical score outdoors.

Potter’s Craft Cider joins The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative in bringing you this truly unique experience. The film screening will take place outside The Bridge’s community art gallery at 209 Monticello Road. Potter’s Craft Cider is generously donating 100% of sales for the night in support of community arts and culture, so bring a lawn chair and a snack and get in the Halloween spirit! Screening starts at 8:30. Suggested donation of $3 supports community arts programming!

The Fall of the House of Usher (French: La Chute de la maison Usher) is a 1928 French horror film directed by Jean Epstein. Allan visits the sinister Usher family mansion, where his friend Roderick is painting a portrait of his sickly wife Madeline. The portrait seems to be draining the life out of Madeline, slowly leading to her death.

Matthew Marshall: is a Film Lecturer, screenwriter and film composer. He teaches courses on film criticism and history at the University of Virginia and Hollins University. Marshall has been composing and performing live music accompaniment to classic silent films for over 15 years for the Virginia Film Festival and other venues. He has recorded soundtracks for the British Edition of Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid as well as George Melies’ Conquest of the Pole.


October 18, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


The Bridge PAI
(434) 218-2060


The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative
209 Monticello Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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(434) 218-2060