Composer Phillip Rothman to perform original score for D.W. Griffith’s silent film ‘Way Down East’
The Syracuse International Film Festival has commissioned composer Phillip Rothman to write a score for the 1920 D.W. Griffith silent film “Way Down East.” Rothman will debut the original composition, scored for eight musicians, with the film screening Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 2384 James St., Eastwood.
Rothman’s music has been heard at major venues including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and it has been broadcast on more than 200 radio stations in America on NPR’s “Performance Today,” on the radio program “Indianapolis on-the-Air,” and the McGraw Hill Companies’ “Young Artists Showcase.” His recent work includes orchestrations for major feature films: “The Nanny Diaries,” “Hollywoodland” (Focus Features), “Too Big to Fail,” “Taking Chance,” “Teddy in His Own Words,” “You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO Films), and the mini-series “Faces of America” (PBS).
Tickets for the event are $20 and can be purchased in advance at http://syrfilmfest.com.
More information on the screenings can be found by visiting the festival website or by calling the festival office at 315-443-8826. Program location, dates and times are subject to change.