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“A Story of Floating Weeds” Screens Accompanied by New Score Nov. 9

1 November 2013


Grammy-nominated steel-string guitarist Alex de Grassi was commissioned by the New York Guitar Festival to compose a score for Ozu’s classic silent film, A Story of Floating Weeds. The 1934 film (which Ozu remade in the ’50s as Floating Weeds) has a “elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunites with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all.” (Criterion) On Saturday, November 9, de Grassi will perform his score on stage as the film screens. It all takes place in Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall at SUNY Oswego. Tickets are $18; $5 for students.