Original live score performed to Nanook of the North by Robert J. Flaherty (1922)

story The FreshGrass Foundation, dedicated to preserving, supporting and creating innovative grassroots music and the artists who  make it, presents the second year of FreshScores: original scores by contemporary artists performed live to  classic and significant silent films.

FreshGrass newcomer and local hero Parsonsfield dive right into our festival experience with two Sunday performances — the band starts the festival for us that morning, then does an original live film score on Sunday afternoon, excerpting 25 minutes of thrills from iconic documentarian Robert J. Flaherty’s groundbreaking and controversial film about an Inuk family in the Canadian Arctic.