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  • Saturday, Sep 16, 2017

    7:30 PM (108 mins)
    BAMPFA

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Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles

In Person

featuring

Paul Bowles, Phillip Ramey, Abdelouahaid Boulaich, Karim Jihad Achouatte,

Owsley Brown met the American expatriate writer Paul Bowles (The Sheltering Sky) at his home in Tangier, Morocco, two years before Bowles’s death. Brown’s award-winning Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles shines a light on Bowles’s lesser-known work as a composer for theater, opera, ballet, and film. Seven short pieces by Bowles are presented in their entirety, each accompanied by imagery that evokes the time period and/or locale—New York, Paris, Oaxaca, Tangier—where the music was composed. Praised for its sensitive handling of its subject, this intimate and insightful portrait connects Bowles with iconic figures such as Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, and Orson Welles.

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Owsley Brown
Cinematographer
  • David John Golia
  • Gene Salvatore
  • Rudy Burckhardt
  • Nathaniel Dorsky
  • Jerome Hiler
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 77 mins
Source
  • Owsley Brown Presents
Followed By

Triste

Nathaniel Dorsky, United States, 1996

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • English
Print Info
  • Color
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 19 mins
  • 18fps
source
  • BAMPFA