FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Academy Film Series begins the new year with the film “Sunrise” with accompaniment by Brent Arnold at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18. 

Arnold is a cellist and composer with a wildly unorthodox approach to his instrument, using live looping and processing, guitar-like fingerpicking and techniques from Arabic and African music to create his intricate and moving songs. His newest project is an original score for “Sunrise,” the legendary 1927 silent film by F. W. Murnau. He performs the entire score live, using only the cello and his battery of electronic tools to give an imaginative and haunting new perspective on the little-known cinematic classic. Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors (65+) and students. For more information, please visit