Georges Méliès magic films at the National Museum
Méliès is a magician whose fateful encounter with the cinematograph in 1895 resulted in an expansion of the creative possibilities of the new technological medium. As a pioneer of cinema, Méliès drew inspiration from his interests and practice in magical theatre, breathed life into the cinematograph, and fashioned the first ever cinematic magical narratives – a treasure trove of films soaked with wit, imagination and a charismatic sense of wonder.
In this exclusive travelling cine-concert of Georges Méliès films that commemorates his 150th birthday, a definitive selection of Méliès’ films will be accompanied by Lawrence Lehérissey and Marie-Hélène Lehérissey, Méliès’ descendents, who will be performing live piano improvisations and narration, a practice that stays true to the way these films were presented in the 1900s.
Date: 1 November 2011 at 7.30 pm
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre Basement
More info on http://www.nationalmuseum.sg/FilmDetail.aspx?id=86
This event is part of Voilah! French Festival 2011 which is taking place from 25 October to 15 December 2011. Please visit www.voilah.org.sg for more details.