A grizzled ex-sheriff helps a man framed for murder to confront his enemies in this 1972 italian made “spaghetti” western. Portland ensemble Federale performs an original score at the Hollywood Theatre. A special live soundtrack performance that mixes cinema and concert, The Grand Duel brings local musicians to the stage for a unique film experience.
Philipp Wermeer has been framed for the murder of a powerful figure known as The Patriarch. Wermeer escapes, but the three Saxon brothers, sons of The Patriarch, have arranged for a large bounty on Wermeer’s head. Clayton is a grizzled ex-sheriff stripped of his office in Jefferson after refusing to acknowledge Wermeer’s guilt. During a series of fire-fights, Clayton contrives to help Wermeer escape from attacks of bounty-hunters. Together, the two make their way to Jefferson, where they can confront the three powerful Saxon brothers, and reveal the surprising truth about who killed The Patriarch.
- See the original American release trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-GxJOlL8r8
Portland, Oregon’s Federale plays music that evokes 1960s Italian-made Western films. Formed in 2005 by six musicians, including members of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Federale set out to re-capture the haunting, violent atmosphere illustrated in classic films such as “A Fistful of Dollars” and “Once Upon a Time in the West.” Federale’s orchestral sound is created by combining the sounds of Native American flutes, trumpets, keyboards, a male choir, timpani and melodic whistling, all rounded out with dueling drums and guitars. On stage, Federale can include as many as fourteen musicians.
- See Federale perform at Mississippi Studios in Portland OR.