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Silent film giant Emil Jannings stars in this wrenching tale of love and lust, set in a circus, with trapeze artists and murder. Known as Jealousy when released in America 90 years ago, Varieté will be shown at the MV Film Center in its complete, unexpurgated form for the very first time, in a gorgeous new digital restoration, with the 12-piece BSFO performing live-to-picture, conducted by the six student composers. Varieté is the tenth original Berklee score, which supports new compositions to accompany silent film classics through its academic course on composing.
The recipient of a special commendation from the Boston Society of Film Critics, the Berklee College of Music’s Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) is dedicated to composing new, original scores for silent feature classics, and performing them live-to-picture. Based at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, in the world’s only undergraduate degree program in film scoring, the student orchestra composes its new works, and performs as an ensemble, under the leadership of Professor of Film Scoring Sheldon Mirowitz (Outside Providence, Missing in America). To date, the BSFO has scored and performed nine iconic silent features including F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise, Faust, and The Last Laugh, Clarence Badger’s It, Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, Buster Keaton’s Our Hospitality, E.A. Dupont’s Piccadilly, and Rupert Julian’s The Phantom of the Opera, each commissioned by the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Sounds of Silents® program.