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Trax from the Stax

Neal Smith Presents!

Join us as local musician, Neal Smith, presents his soundtrack to "The Land Beyond the Sunset" and discusses the process of creating an original score.

Film historian William K. Everson called The Land Beyond the Sunset "the screen's first genuinely lyrical film." Originally released 1912 by the studios of Thomas Edison, the film was given a new life in 2000 when it was added to the National Film Registry and included in a now out-of-print DVD set from the National Film Archives Foundation titled "Treasures from American Film Archives." The 15-minute long film has recently been given a new soundtrack which was composed, arranged, performed, and recorded by Davenport musician Neal Smith. Smith will present the film with its new soundtrack and will discuss the history of the film and the process of composing for it.

Trax from the Stax is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.  

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Music | Entertainment |

TAGS: | pr |

Bettendorf Public Library
Phone: 563.344.4175
Fax: 563.344.4185

We're closed Wednesday September 20 due to Staff Training
Mon, Sep 18 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Sep 19 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Sep 20 Closed
(Staff Training)
Thu, Sep 21 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Sep 22 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Sep 23 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Sep 24 1:00PM to 4:00PM

About the branch

The Bettendorf Public Library has served the community of Bettendorf since July 12, 1955.  We offer Library events for all ages, and our meeting rooms are available for public use.  See more information about our meeting room policy at

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