Tag Archives for silent film

5 MoMA dates added in September

As I indicated when I announced my August MoMA dates, five more dates have been added in September. :) These are also a part of The Great War: A Cinematic Legacy series. If you are in town, hope you can catch one of them!! Continue reading »

Sunday August 24th, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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Canadian debut! :)

On June 8th, Silent Sundays at the Revue Cinema in Toronto invited me to play for Buster Keaton’s THE NAVIGATOR. It was my first time accompanying this film, and my very first time playing in Canada!! :) Continue reading »

Friday August 15th, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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2 MoMA dates added in August

Time flew and I have yet to recap my official Toronto debut, but in the meantime, two MoMA dates have been added to my calendar :) – please see Dates for details. Continue reading »

Sunday July 6th, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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Sunday, June 8th, 2014 @ 4:15PM in Toronto [silent film accompaniment]

What: THE NAVIGATOR (1924, 59 mins.) Dir. Donald Crisp & Buster Keaton
Where: Revue Cinema (Toronto, Canada)
Admission: $11
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Sunday June 8th, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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Cinefest 34 Recap

Back in March, I was invited back to Cinefest 34 as one of their official accompanists. Cinefest is an annual film festival in Syracuse, NY, whose focus is on old films – silents and early talkies (you can read how it all started here). Continue reading »

Thursday May 1st, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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Sunday, April 6th, 2014 @ 2:30PM in Manhattan [silent film accompaniment]

What: FLESH AND THE DEVIL 1926, 96 mins. Dir. Clarence Brown.
Where: The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (New York, NY)
Admission: $12
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Sunday April 6th, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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Returning to MoMA this weekend!

I have yet to share the wonderful time I had up in Syracuse at the Cinefest, but just a quick note to inform that I’ll be playing at MoMA this weekend. If you are in New York this weekend, please come hear me play for Garbo’s FLESH AND THE DEVIL!! :) :) :) Continue reading »

Thursday April 3rd, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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Thursday, March 13 – Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Syracues, NY [silent film accompaniment]

What: official festival accompanist at Cinefest 34
Where: Holiday Inn – Liverpool, NY
Details TBA in early 2014
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Thursday March 13th, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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Photos from Japan

A couple of new photos from my recent trips to Japan have been added to the “Photos” page. Continue reading »

Wednesday January 15th, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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Silent film performances in Tokyo – again!

Just came back from my 2-week stay in Japan, and my goodness what an amazing trip it was!! I am still basking in the afterglow of the unforgettable moments, even days after I got back to NYC. :) […] And I am happy to announce that I will be back in Japan again in 2 weeks!! This time, I’ll be joining a wonderful group of Japanese silent film pianists and “benshi” narrators to accompany the legendary Yasujiro Ozu’s works in a special retrospective series at the Jimbocho Theater in Tokyo… Continue reading »

Thursday December 12th, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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