Museum to feature screening of Wings (1927)

Graham Reynolds returns for Texas Focus series performance

FEBRUARY 7, 2017 (AUSTIN, TX) — The Bullock Texas State History Museum will host a special screening of the 1927 silent film Wings with a live score performed by award-winning Austin composer Graham Reynolds on Feb. 14, 2017.

Shot in and around San Antonio, Wings was the first film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1927. Featuring "It Girl" Clara Bow, Gary Cooper, and Buddy Rogers (who learned to fly in order to shoot the close ups) Wings is still one of the most recognized and beloved silent films of the era.

Austin-based composer/bandleader Graham Reynolds, who has been called "the quintessential modern composer" by the London Independent, has received four Austin Critic’s Table Awards, the Lowe Music Theater Award, the John Bustin Award for Conspicuous Versatility, an AMP Award, and five Austin Chronicle Best Composer wins, among other accolades.

The Austin-based composer and bandleader creates, performs and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs and concert halls with collaborators ranging from Richard Linklater and Jack Black to DJ Spooky and Ballet Austin. The score for Wings was originally commissioned by and performed at the Paramount in 2001.

This film is part of the museum's original Texas Focus film series. This event will take place in the Bullock IMAX® Theatre (non-IMAX content) and begins with a cash bar at 6 p.m. in the lobby, followed by the film screening with live accompaniment. Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the museum's garage.

A limited number of tickets are available for this unique performance. Ticket purchases support the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and educational programming. For more information and tickets, visit TheStoryofTexas.com.

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The Bullock Texas State History Museum, a division of the State Preservation Board and an accredited institution of the American Alliance of Museums, illuminates and celebrates Texas history, people, and culture. With dynamic, award-winning exhibitions, educational programming for all ages, and an IMAX® theater with the largest screen in Texas, the Museum collaborates with more than 700 museums, libraries, archives and individuals across the world to bring the Story of Texas to life. For more information, visit www.TheStoryofTexas.com or call (866)369-7108.