Named after the New York-based avant-garde film society in 1947 and inspired by Maya Deren's Greenwich Village exhibition of experimental films, Cinema 16 pairs edgy contemporary musical artists with vintage films; curated by Molly Surno and produced by Greg Eggebeen.  For over a year now, Cinema 16 has lovingly programmed these semi-monthly screenings and performances, melding the worlds of art, film and music.

For this installment of Cinema 16, Nick Yulman & the Bone Conductor Mechanical score three films: Georges Méliès magical short L'homme orchestre (One Man Band), Charles Bowers’s long lost comical romp A Wild Roomer, and Maya Deren’s surrealist masterpiece Meshes of the Afternoon.

In the era of silent film, live music enhanced the moving picture and brought communities together with a visceral, interactive audio-visual experience. Today, when the film experience has been reduced to the tiny screens of our laptops and iPods, oftentimes experienced alone, Cinema 16 offers a revival of community.

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