Film screenings happen every Wednesday at 8pm

Outdoor Film screenings are at dusk (sundown) out on the Comfort Station lawn.

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Silent Films and Loud Music Series: Stella Maris (1918) with a live musical score by the Passerines

  • Comfort Station 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago (map)

Comfort Film Presents
Silent Films and Loud Music Series

Stella Maris (1918)

With a Live musical score by The Passerines.

Directed by Marshall Neilan
Mary Pickford
Ida Waterman
Herbert Standing

Plot: Stella Maris is a beautiful, crippled girl, who is cared for by a rich family. They shield her from the harsh realities of the world, so that she has no idea of the cruel things that some people do. Unity Blake is a poor orphan all too familiar with the harsh realities of the real world. These two young women both fall in love with John, love which is complicated by the fact that he is still married to (though separated from) a bad wife.-IMDB

Running time: 80mins
Media: Digital Projection
English Intertitles

About the Passerines

Genre: chamber pop/experimental

Bio: Passerines is the music collective lead by Timothy Young, founded as an experimental recording project during the fall season of 2011. The project has since released a number of self produced albums with a wide ranging style utilizing and combining elements from jazz, rock, folk, concrete music, and synthpop. The output has always been grand, with a fixation on crafting expansive and ornate sonic relationships with the use of lush harmonies and interweaving counterpoint.

The collective is due to release a 5 song EP titled, By the River/Visitor: Collection in 2015. This new collection features arrangements more focused and concise. The performers include Rita Andrade on viola, Sima Cunningham on vocals and keyboards, Rob Fletcher on drums, and Kelsee Vandervall on cello.

About the Silent Films and Loud Music Series:
This is our third summer running this series and its more popular than ever. We try to pair up unconventional local bands with silent films not usually screened.

Totally Free.

This screening will be held out on the Comfort Station Lawn weather permitting. Otherwise it will be inside Comfort Station. Screenings will start at Sundown which is around 8:30ish.