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Historic Hudson Valley announced the expansion of its Halloween-themed events, the largest in the tri-state area, with The Unsilent Picture, an immersive theater experience which premiered at Philipsburg Manor in October 2018.

The centerpiece of the new event is an original black-and-white silent film starring Tony Award winner Bill Irwin (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Rachel Getting Married) and directed by Alex Harvey (Walden: Life in the Woods). The 16-night experience screens the film accompanied by live musicians and a special effects “Foley artist” in an immersive environment. 

Historic Hudson Valley commissioned the film, which is based on the Washington Irving short story, “The Adventure of the Mysterious Picture.” Shot on location in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. at Van Cortandt Manor, a National Historic Landmark owned by Historic Hudson Valley, the short film explores what happens when a man of science has a brush with the possibility of the supernatural. 

The Unsilent Picture is set to become an annual event. For more information, visit: https://hudsonvalley.org/events/the-unsilent-picture/

 Contact: Jim Byk | Kelly Guiod

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