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Friday, December 6th, 2013 @ 6:30PM in Kyoto [silent film accompaniment]

What: THE LOVES OF PHARAOH Dir. Ernst Lubitsch, 1922, 100 min
Where: The Museum of Kyoto
Admission: 1,000 yen pre-sale, 1,200 yen at the door
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Friday December 6th, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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Thursday, December 5th, 2013 @ 6:30PM in Kyoto [silent film accompaniment]

What: “From early European comedies to Chaplin”
Directors: Charles Chaplin, Max Linder et al, 1909-1914, total 110 min (10 short films)
Where: The Museum of Kyoto
Admission: 1,000 yen pre-sale, 1,200 yen at the door
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Thursday December 5th, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 @ 1:15PM in Kyoto [silent film accompaniment]

What: BLACKMAIL Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1929m, 84 min
Where: MOVIX Kyoto
Admission: 1,000 yen pre-sale, 1,200 yen at the door
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Wednesday December 4th, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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Saturday, November 30th, 2013 @ 4PM in Tokyo [silent film accompaniment]

What: SUSPENSE (1913, 10 min), TOO WISE WIVES (1921, 85 min) Dir. Lois Weber.
Where: The Film Center at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo – Cinema 1
Admission: 1000 yen; several discounts available for seniors, students and persons with disabilities
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Saturday November 30th, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 @ 7PM in Tokyo [silent film accompaniment]

What: THE PEOPLE VS. JOHN DOE (1916, 21 min), HYPOCRITES (1915, 54 min) Dir. Lois Weber.
Where: The Film Center at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo – Cinema 1
Admission: 1000 yen; several discounts available for seniors, students and persons with disabilities
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Wednesday November 27th, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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Silent film performances in Tokyo & Kyoto

I’m thrilled to be invited back to the National Film Center in Tokyo for their Silent Film Renaissance next week, as well as my silent film accompanist debut in Kyoto at the Kyoto Historica International Film Festival in the following week. If you happen to be in the area, please stop by to hear me play for these wonderful screenings!! :) Continue reading »

Friday November 22nd, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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Sunday, October 6th, 2013 @ 1PM in Brooklyn [silent film accompaniment]

What: STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. 1928, 70 mins. Dir. Buster Keaton.
Where: Brooklyn Public Library – Dweck Center at Central Library
Admission: free
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Sunday October 6th, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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Friday, October 4th, 2013 @ 6:30PM in Queens [silent film accompaniment]

What: SHERLOCK, JR. 1924, 44 mins. Dir. Buster Keaton.
Where: Museum of the Moving Image (Astoria, Queens)
Admission: $12
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Friday October 4th, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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Buster Keaton Week

This week marks a personal milestone in my career as a silent film pianist. Until this week, I haven’t played for any of Buster Keaton films – but this week finally I will play for it, and not only one but two – SHERLOCK, JR. on October 4 and STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. on October 6. I am very excited about it – and the fact that October 4 is in fact Buster’s Birthday is really “the cherry on top of the cake”. :) Continue reading »

Tuesday October 1st, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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Monday, February 25th, 2013 @ 8PM in Manhattan [silent film accompaniment]

What: Passing Fancy, 1933, appox. 101 mins. Dir. Yasujiro Ozu.
*Performing with benshi (silent film narrator) Ichiro Kataoka
Where: Film Forum (Manhattan, NYC)
Admission: $12.50
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Monday February 25th, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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