Posted: 9/20/17

Classic Mexican Film Gets Live Organ Accompaniment at TAMIU


Colin Campbell
Dr. Colin Campbell  

Silent Movie Saturdays are back at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) starting Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. in the TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) Recital Hall. This month’s feature, “Que viva México,” is part of TAMIU’s Hispanic Heritage celebrations.

Admission is free and open to the public.

University Organist Dr. Colin Campbell will provide a live improvisation on the Sharkey Corrigan Organ to accompany the film. The experience replicates how silent movies were originally presented with orchestral or primarily organ accompaniment.

The film was directed by the Russian avant-garde director Sergei Eisenstein and released in 1932. The project was financed by writer Upton Sinclair and his wife Mary Craig.

For more information, contact Dr. Campbell at 326.3071 or colin.campbell@tamiu.edu or visit offices in CFPA 208B.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Additional information is available at www.tamiu.edu.

For a list of upcoming arts events, visit  tamiu.edu/coas/fpa/coe