Golden Silents: Toons, Tunes and Trikfilms Presented on April 20 & 21

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development will present a two-evening showcase of 17 silent films-animated and live action-produced by graduate and undergraduate students from Tisch’s Animation Program in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. “Toons, Tunes, and Trikfilms” will be presented on Fri. April 20 and Sat. April 21 at 8:00 p.m. at Walter Reade Theatre, 165 West 65th St., Plaza level [Subway: 1 (66th St.)] Musicians from Steinhardt’s Instrumental Performance Program will play original scores by student composers in the Film Scoring Program of Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, as well as songs by students in the Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

The artistic directors are NYU professors John Canemaker of Tisch and Ron Sadoff of Steinhardt. The series features a wide array of genres and themes, from an animated painting that comes to life to politically-minded films about homophobia and the atomic bomb.

Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for Film Society members, students (with current ID), and children (ages 6 to 12) accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available online at or by phone at 212.496.3809. For schedule information, call 212.875.5600. Reporters interested in attending should contact Tim Farrell, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6797 or

This event is sponsored by The Film Society of Lincoln Center; NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts; and NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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