VOC Silent Film Harmonic: A Page of Madness

VOC Silent Film Harmonic and Playhouse Cinema present a lost, avant-garde masterwork of early Japanese cinema!

An early masterpiece of Japanese cinema, A Page of Madness is one of the few surviving films from the silent era in Japan. With a bold and surrealistic style, opaque narrative, and rich visual compositions, it's remained one of the most studied and revered films of its era. Set in an asylum, the film follows a man who takes a job as a janitor in order to free his imprisoned wife. 

The VOC Silent Film Harmonic, under the direction of Ted Harms, was formed in the summer of 2007 with the idea of performing live & improvised music to accompany silent films. The group takes its inspiration from how many silent movies were originally presented - taking themes and using them as the basis for improvisation. The overall goal is for the music to reflect, enhance and support the movie, not to overtake or distract.

Previous Playhouse screenings with the VOC Silent Film Harmonic:

The Phantom Carriage

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Dragnet Girl



Un Chien Andalou, La Chute de la Maison Usher

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Gamera, The Giant Monster

The Hands of Orlac

The Call of Cthulhu


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