L'Inferno Featuring a Live Score by Montopolis: Silent Cinema!

L'Inferno Featuring a Live Score by Montopolis

7:00pm - Wednesday, Oct 11, 2023

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, October 11 for a screening of the iconic silent film L’INFERNO, accompanied by a live, original score performed by ensemble Montopolis.

Loosely adapted from Dante’s classic journey through hell, "Inferno," L'INFERNO was the first full-length Italian feature film ever made, and was the first feature length horror film ever released (1911). This masterpiece from the silent film era employs elaborate costumes, special effects, and set design to create an awe-inspiring and ethereal world. The original Montopolis score brings new life to this horror classic with a mix of psych rock, dark wave and terrifying sound effects performed live.

Montopolis is an indie chamber music group from Austin, Texas that performs the works of composer Justin Sherburn. Their genre-busting music uses inventive instrumentation to create "stunning and transcendent" (Austin Chronicle) concerts. Their programs are audience-engaging, multi-media events that combine live music with film and interactive storytelling. The Montopolis musicians include members of the Austin Symphony, Okkervil River, Tosca String Quartet, and the Polyphonic Spree.

Wednesday, October 11
Doors 6:30 pm | Movie 7:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

Following the film, Montopolis will participate in a talkback with the audience.
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Kids (Under 12) $20+ s/c
Early Bird Tickets (Limited Number Available! Until September 28) $25 + s/c
Seniors & Students (Available online only - Must provide ID upon entry) $25 + s/c
General Admission Tickets $28 + s/c | $33 at the door
VIP Tickets (Reserved Seating, First 5 rows, Centre Section) $33 + s/c | $38 at the door

Montopolis is an Austin, Texas based musical ensemble that performs live scores to silent films. Their original score to MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA toured cinemas throughout the Midwest and Northeast in 2022 at venues like the Music Box Theater in Chicago, the Nitehawk in Brooklyn, and Cornell Cinema in Ithaca, NY (and the Rio Theatre in May, 2023!).

For questions or interview requests regarding Montopolis, email Justin Sherburn at jsherburn1@gmail.com.

*Minors very welcome. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service. Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this event.
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