Empress Film Club – Right in the Eye Concert: Georges Méliès’ Films – CANCELED
Thursday, March 26 @ 7:30PM
Event has been canceled
This is a special evening of French silent films with live music and sound effects performed in sync with the movies while you are watching. A very immersive experience. This special performance is one night only and will be an incredible cinematic experience for all who attend. Come support this french group as they stop at the Empress to bring us this amazing silent movie experience.
Movie-concert silent films with live original compositions arranged for each film, producing a unique soundtrack, harmoniously integrated into the entire production.The wealth of Méliès’ cinematographic legacy and creativity has inspired special orchestrations that offer a very broad range of tonal colours and variety of modal scales. All films are based on the cinematographic works of Georges Méliès.
Drawing its inspiration from the fictional fantasy worlds of such features as Le voyage à travers l’impossible (The impossible voyage), or the burlesque universe of shorts such as Un homme de têtes (The four troublesome heads), the movie concert En plein dans l’oeil (Right in the eye) presents a modern rendition of the poetic and playful universe of Georges Méliès by aptly serving both its images and its narrative. We have designed the show’s lighting to reflect the atmosphere and colour temperatures of the films. Scenic design is inspired by the films of Méliès, thus energizing the set and establishing continuity with the projection. Lighting and scenic design impart a very special identity that makes En plein dans l’oeil much more than a movie-concert. These staging techniques shape an ingenious production that is at once poetic and wondrous.
George Méliès – Considered the inventor of cinema by the Lumière brothers, Méliès is someone best defined by superlatives. It took just a few years for this pioneer and entertainer of genius, gifted with an inventive and emblematic personality, to reveal the full extent of his visionary genius, before ending his life in poverty, entirely forgotten.