World Premiere: SHOES, New Silent Film Score by Alexis Cuadrado

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 Dr. Robynn Stilwell, Associate Professor in the Georgetown Film and Media Studies Program.

Contact: Phoebe Koenigsberg (

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 4:00pm

Copley Hall, Copley Formal Lounge
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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Arts, Music, Film, Student Events, Cultural


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public


Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, School of Foreign Service



Free, but must register

Open to the public and the press?


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Phoebe Koenigsberg

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