september, 2018

18sep4:00 pm6:00 pmWorld Premiere: SHOES, New Silent Film Score by Alexis CuadradoDirected by Lois WeberCopley Formal Lounge | GeorgetownCountry:USA

Event Details

The Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain invite you to the world premiere and live performance of a new original film score composed by Alexis Cuadrado for the 1916 silent film, Shoes, directed by the American pioneer female filmmaker Lois Weber. The score will accompany a screening.

Shoes follows the story of a young woman who struggles to replace her only pair of shoes, which are falling to pieces, while supporting a family of six with a deadbeat father. According to the composer, “the score is in conversation with the film across a century’s divide on the fight for women’s rights, poverty and workers’ rights, and how these issues continue to plague our world today. This piece is a statement that helps us reflect on how we do or don’t evolve as a society.”

The screening and premiere will be followed by a discussion with the composer, led by Sky Sitney, Program Director of the Film and Media Studies Program at Georgetown University.

Contact: Phoebe Koenigsberg (


(Tuesday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT


Copley Formal Lounge | Georgetown

3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007