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Culture notes: Keaton comedies to screen with live music Monday; Emory series exploring global aspects of French cinema starts Wednesday

FILM
Give a listen to Keaton silent classics

Making its first appearance in Atlanta, Not So Silent Cinema will present four Buster Keaton silent comedies accompanied by live music from the New River Ensemble on Monday (Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday). The 8 p.m. program at Eyedrum in downtown Atlanta will feature four 1920s films set to roots music scores by Brendan Cooney: “The Haunted House,” “The Electric House,”[ “Cops” and “One Week.” Tickets, $10, at www.brownpapertickets.com. Eyedrum is in FUSE Arts Center, 115 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.E. More info: www.notsosilentcinema.com. HOWARD POUSNER

Emory series explores global aspects of French cinema
Emory Cinematheque, Emory University’s free weekly series of 35mm film screenings, returns to address the theme of “Global French Cinema” starting Wednesday night (Jan. 22). Jean Renoir’s 1937 war film “Grand Illusion” kicks off the 11-title series at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall, room 205, on Emory’s campus. The screenings, including Marcel Carne’s “Children of Paradise” (Jan. 29) and Jean-Luc Godard’s “Pierrot the Madman” (Feb. 5), are free. 301 Dowman Drive, Atlanta. Full schedule: www.filmstudies.emory.edu. HOWARD POUSNER

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