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Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
Thursday, October 3 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm
(Un)Silent Film Night: THE FOG OF WAR with Live Orchestra

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The New School's College of Performing Arts in partnership with the Philip Glass Institute presents the first-ever live performance/screening of The Fog of War by Errol Morris with music by Philip Glass. Under the direction of Michael Riesman, Music Director of the Philip Glass Ensemble, students from Mannes School of Music and the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, perform Philip Glass's original score to The Fog of War.

Described as “Brilliant! A wrenching and provocative work” by Newsweek, The Fog of War is an Oscar-winning documentary film by Errol Morris about the life and times of former US Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, illustrating his observations of the nature of modern warfare. The title derives from the military concept of the "fog of war," depicting the difficulty of making decisions in the midst of conflict.

(Un)Silent Film Night events celebrate the breaking down of barriers between art forms to create an evening of artistic excellence and entertainment. Previous editions of (Un)Silent Film Night have drawn capacity crowds to the 400-seat Tishman Auditorium and have featured screenings of Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. with the NYC premiere of a score by Craig Marks; Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant with a world premiere of a score by Alexis Cuadrado; Chaplin’s original score for the films, Gold Rush and City Lights; Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, with a world premiere of a score by Nathan Kamal; and Harold Lloyd’s films Speedy and Safety Last!, with their beloved Carl Davis scores. The event has previously been hosted by Matthew Broderick, Bill Irwin, Rob Bartlett, and Ed Rothstein. The Theater Orchestra has been led by an impressive roster of guest conductors, including Charles Neidich, Alexis Cuadrado, Gary Fagin, David Hayes, and Mark Gould.

Thursday October 3, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Tishman Auditorium - U100 University Center - 63 Fifth Avenue