Coupler - “Dragnet Girl” (Track of the Day)

Rio Theatre screening Ozu's silent noir film with live score performed by Coupler

Tonight the Rio Theatre screens Yasujiro Ozu’s 1933 silent gangster noir Dragnet Girl, with an original score performed live by ambient/electric trio Coupler, as part of the Rio Grind Film Festival on now through Nov. 24. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30 at the door.

Minors welcome – Bar service available for 19+ w/ID.

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“Coupler was begun as a solo project by Lambchop alum Ryan Norris in 2012. Coupler‘s original score for Yasujiro Ozu’s 1933 silent film premiered at The Belcourt in Nashville in May of 2018. Since that time, the trio toured it on the East Coast, including an engagement at NYC’s renowned Film at Lincoln Center,” says the Rio Theatre.

“As the film noir expert Eddie Muller has noted, when Dragnet Girl was rediscovered in the 1970s, many critics had to expand their perceptions of Yasujiro Ozu, the Japanese director whose gently understated intergenerational family dramas had earned him a global reputation as a master. By contrast, this early-1930s silent gangster drama finds Ozu tipping his hat to the Hollywood pictures of the period.” (Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times).

More information on Ozu’s Dragnet Girl and the Rio Grind Film Festival is available on the Rio Theatre website.

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