GR Films & New Path Productions Present She, Who Dared: A Lois Weber Biopoc

BOSTON - BostonChron -- GR Films and New Path Productions will present She, Who Dared: The Red Carpet Test-Screen Live Orchestral Event! on October 8, 2023, at the Somerville Theater with an original score by renowned composer Ian Rashkin performed live by Boston's Sebastian Baverstam and his Vangarde Symphony Orchestra.

She, Who Dared is writer/director Gabrielle Rosson's greatly anticipated proof-of-concept short film about lost silent film icon Lois Weber starring a host of New England talent including lead actors Katie Killourhy and Paul Noonan, and notables Sheri Lee, Nick Wakely, Paul Kandarian, Justin Thibault, Dustin Teuber and Kris Salvi.

Film history from the female perspective is just one topic Rosson hopes She, Who Dared will highlight. She also plans to use the film to explore the pressures of being a married working woman in the 1920s and to underscore the longstanding battle between independent filmmakers and Hollywood executives.

"This is the most important film I've ever made," states Rosson, "it's vitally important that filmmakers know where they came from. By presenting the film with a live orchestral performance, we honor both Lois Weber and the medium of silent film at its very roots."

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The original score for She, Who Dared features a lush combination of strings and winds and was written by Los Angeles-based composer Ian Rashkin, who noted he wanted his music to convey "both the beauty and gravity of Weber's work, and to hint at the musical style of the period but with a modern gloss, much like the very idea of a biopic about a filmmaker."

Boston's Sebastian Baverstam and his 15 piece Vangarde Symphony Orchestra will perform the score live to film at 3 PM, but the festivities kick off with a cocktail hour, red-carpet photos, and networking at 2 PM. Emcee and comedian, John O'Connor, will lead a filmmaker Q&A after the film.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the Somerville Theater:

Watch the Micro-Short that inspired the She, Who Dared proof-of-concept here:

Gabrielle Rosson

Source: GR Films

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