Sexmob performs MACISTE ALL'INFERNO at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Sexmob performs MACISTE ALL'INFERNO at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Sexmob performs MACISTE ALL'INFERNO at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Prospect Park Bandshell | Prospect Park | Park Slope

Celebrate Brooklyn! presents Maciste All'inferno with live score by Sexmob, followed by Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir, on Thursday, July 27, 2017, FREE at the Prospect Park Bandshell.

SEXMOB, globetrotting stalwarts of NYC's downtown jazz scene, "make the most avant-garde jazz breezily easy to grasp." (New Yorker) Led by trumpeter Steven Bernstein, the GRAMMY-nominated quartet has had their music featured on MTV, Saturday Night Live and NPR. Here they perform their original score to Maciste All'inferno, a seminal work of the Italian silent era. Directed by Guido Brignone, the film stars the great Bartolomeo Pagano as Maciste, a Herculean strongman whose physical prowess and matching virtue are tested when the Devil and his minions capture him and drag him to hell. Maciste All'inferno was cited by Fellini as one of the films that inspired him to a life in cinema, and this sweeping jazz score brings it to life anew in Prospect Park.

REVEREND BILLY & THE STOP SHOPPING CHOIR is a radical performance collective and a group of self-described "wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters and Earth-loving urban activists." William Talen, a.k.a. Reverend Billy, and his associates target banks and corporations of their choosing that represent societal ills, and stage performance art pieces that disrupt their daily operations. Time will tell what antics they bring to the bandshell, but it is not to be missed.

 

MACISTE ALL'INFERNO with live score by Sexmob / Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir
July 27, 2017 · 7:30PM
@Prospect Park Bandshell · FREE

Sexmob, globetrotting stalwarts of NYC's downtown jazz scene led by trumpeter Steven Bernstein, performs their original score to Maciste All'inferno, a seminal work of the Italian silent era.

Celebrate Brooklyn! One Of New York City's Longest Running, FREE, Outdoor Performing Arts Festivals.

Launched in 1979 as a catalyst for a Brooklyn performing arts scene and to bring people back into Prospect Park after years of neglect, Celebrate Brooklyn! was an early anchor in the park's revitalization and has become one of the city's foremost summer cultural attractions.

All BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! performances are free! The festival attracts upwards of 250,000 attendees from across New York City to the Prospect Park Bandshell each summer.

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