Silent Superheroes Serial Sampler (w/ live scores by Cabeza de Vaca Arcestra!)

Silent Superheroes Serial Sampler (w/ live scores by Cabeza de Vaca Arcestra!)

Long before the first filmic superheroes (as we now know them) crawled out of the sea — when they were not yet even embryonic notions in the minds of proto-fanboys — there were the adventurers, daredevils and other headliners of the “serials”: the pulpy, episodic tales of derring-do and rescuing of damsels in distress, doled out in weekly “chapter” installments. These century-old silents, while short on feats of superhuman strength and lasers eminating from eyeballs, contain virtually all of the archetypal building blocks of the modern superhero story: masked mystery men, gadgets, secret identities, arch villains and more! Join us on a journey through the stupendous narrative arcs of yesteryear, all scored live by L.A.’s own Cabeza De Vaca Arkestra! Over the course of several special Cinefamily shows, the Arcestra, which features members of Dios Malos, has established itself as one of the city’s premier ensembles for film score interpretation — so get ready for a night of stirring, soaring musical accompaniment!