Published Apr 15, 2013Over the past few years, we've seen a string of projects in which musicians provide live scores to old silent films. This includes 1923's The Grub-Stake, which was screened with musical accompaniment at the Vancouver Film Festival in 2012. This spring, that performance — entitled The Grub-Stake Revisited — will be coming to Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto.
The Canadian film is about a young woman who travels to the Yukon during the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. The accompanying music was created by Whitehorse/Montreal-based composer Daniel Janke and is performed by the Longest Night Ensemble; this group includes Janke along with Jesse Zubot (Fond of Tigers, Dan Mangan), Peggy Lee, Andrea McColeman and Jordy Walker.
The multidisciplinary performance also includes six voice actors, so it's a big departure from the silent original. It's presented by the Yukon Film Society, Calgary Cinematheque, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the National Arts Centre.
See the performance dates below, and get a taste of the voice acting in the trailer for The Grub-Stake Revisited at the bottom of the page.
5/1 Calgary, AB - The Plaza Theatre
5/3 Ottawa, ON - Mayfair Theatre
5/6 Toronto, ON - TIFF Bell Lightbox
5/7 Toronto, ON - TIFF Bell Lightbox