A Night of Neo-Benshi

Flow Chart Cabaret Cinema

Friday, September 1 at 7pm

Still from Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine

Tickets: $20

Taking inspiration from early Japanese silent film interpreters (called “benshi” in Japanese), neo-benshiartists today create a brand new blockbuster take on a very special kind of theater. “A Night of Neo-Benshi” is The Flow Chart Foundation’s answer to what you get when poets and performers remove the sound from film clips, create new dialogue, and perform it live in front of the screen. Ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, it’s a one-time only event that’s not to be missed.

Neo-Benshi Lineup:

Todd Colby — Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Alex Patrick Dyck — Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
Nick Flynn — Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
Dave King — Eaux d’artifice (Kenneth Anger, 1970)
Jeffrey Lependorf — Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
Elissa Schappell & Rob Spillman — Detour (1945)

Hudson Hall’s programs are made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.