The Cameraman, with live soundtrack by Order of the Illusive

Trailer Orpheum Tickets

Orpheum · Saugerties


Sunday, June 23 7:00p

Buster Keaton stars in this silent film about a clumsy cameraman in love with a woman working at MGM Studios. This classic comedy is accompanied by the adventurous trio Order of the Illusive who have created and performed scores for dozens of films over the last decade.

The Cameraman was Keaton’s first movie with MGM, and is widely considered the last great film of his career. It’s a glowing example of moviemaking at its finest, showcasing the visual importance of storytelling that tethers plot to emotion. (dir. Edward Sedgwick/Buster Keaton, US, 1928, 67m)

“…One of Keaton’s most impressively self-reflective films and an ode to the unexpected and elusive lightning-in-a-bottle nature of filmmaking.” –Slant Magazine

Bradford Reed (pencilina and drums) is Brooklyn, NY based composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer who fights and tames the idiosyncrasies of the pencilina, an original instrument of his own design and construction which he’s performed with worldwide over the last three decades. He played with King Missile III (and produced 4 of their records) and in the Blue Man Group’s original band. He currently plays with Satellite and the Harpoonist, Ohmslice and Anthems of the Void. He’s composed for film and television including the music for the first season Superjail! on Adult Swim and 3 seasons of Ugly Americans on Comedy Central. 

Geoff Gersh (guitar) is a guitarist, composer and improviser based in the NYC area. He explores the sonic boundaries of the electric guitar with and without the aid of electronic devices and found objects to produce sounds one would normally not associate with the guitar. His music moves between the worlds of ambient, drone, improvisation and experimental

music. Geoff has had the opportunity to perform and collaborate with Pauline Oliveros, Jonathan Bepler and many other musicians, choreographers and visual artists domestically and abroad. He has 3 CDs on Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening Label as well as a number of self released titles under the name Ambient Fields including the latest CD, Ólafsfjörður, released in early 2020. 

Zach Layton (17 string bass) is a guitarist, composer, curator, teacher and visual artist based in Brooklyn and Troy, NY. His work explores emergent visual and auditory phenomena occurring in space, time, sound and light. He has composed orchestral music for the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and the String Orchestra of Brooklyn and has performed and exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum, the Kitchen, MoMa/PS1, and many other venues in New York and worldwide. Zach is also founder of the experimental music series, “Darmstadt: Classics of the Avant Garde” (co-curated with Nick Hallett), former co-curator of the MoMa/PS1 WarmUp music series and former curator of Issue Project Room