Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Delves into “Underworld”

Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a screening of the 1927 crime drama “Underworld,” with the renowned Alloy Orchestra performing their acclaimed score for the film, on Friday, June 19, at 8 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. This will be the Boston-based orchestra’s only Los Angeles performance of “Underworld” this year.

Directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring George Bancroft, Clive Brook and Evelyn Brent, “Underworld” is a stylistic precursor of the 1930s gangster film that contains allusions to real-world Chicago mobsters. In 1929, at the first Academy Awards® ceremony, “Underworld” won an Oscar® for its original story by Ben Hecht.

Now in its 19th year, the Alloy Orchestra is a three-man musical ensemble that writes and performs live accompaniment to classics of the silent era. Its performances combine modern, traditional and invented instruments; alongside electronic synthesizers, the ensemble might feature accordions and percussion from a “rack of junk,” which includes such objects as musical saws and toilet seats.

Tickets for “Underworld” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office or by mail. Doors open at 7 p.m. All seating is unreserved. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

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