Revelation Film Festival 2014

2012 Films

The George Melies Project

Two live shows only!

Dir: George Melies / Music by Phillip Johnson
France/1902-/60 mins

A true visionary and pioneer of early cinema George Méliès directed some of the most beautiful movies ever conceived. Considered the original pioneer of visual effects, a lover of fantasy and believer in the magic of cinema, Méliès was an early master of stop frame animation and special effects, as well as a true storyteller. Most recently celebrated in Martin Scorsese’s multi-Oscar winning feature Hugo (2011), which opened up the director’s work to a younger audience and emphasised that Méliès work is as beautiful, visually lavish and spectacular today as it ever was. Revelation is proud to present The Georges Méliès Project, featuring seven films by the French cinema pioneer accompanied by a live performance of original scores by American composer Phillip Johnson.

Phillip Johnson has previously scored and performed live soundtracks to Tod Browning’s The Unknown (1927), Teinosuke Kinugasa’s Page of Madness (1926) and Murnau’s Faust (1926). He has scored numerous contemporary film and theatre productions. He has performed in Fast ’N’ Bulbous: the Captain Beefheart Project and has led The Microscopic Septet.

After premiering in New York at the Lincoln Centre, The Georges Méliès Project has toured the world, wowing international audiences, and now it’s Perth’s turn!

Special prices apply.

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