Thursday, July 08, 2010

"20,000 Leagues" and Stephin Merritt

A splendid combination of sight and sound is in store Sunday for those who venture to the Cinefamily. Not only is the 1916 silent version of Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," complete with then-state-of-the-art underwater photography, going to get a rare screening, but the live musical accompaniment is by the gifted Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields. Merritt, whose music enlivened the indie hit "Pieces of April," will be working from a score commissioned by the San Francisco Film Society. Tickets are $35, but this event is worth it. 611 N. Fairfax Ave. -— Kenneth Turan in the LA Times

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