To experience the classic, silent film in a presentation more faithful to its original technological limitation, as opposed to faithfully and dutifully appreciating its intended soundtrack, is in some ways like watching a film once thought dead come to life.

Joe Kraemer’s recently composed score for the compelling tale of a married couple’s persistence against the temptations of of infidelity and modernity lends F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise an additional element of humanity through this process, which is quite welcome in a world as ubiquitously saturated with technology as our contemporary one. Tuesday’s performance at the Dallas City Performance Hall was a memorable, if not moving experience.

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