Time: November 14, 2018 from 7pm to 8:15pm
Location: Lycée Français de New York Cultural Center
Street: 505 E 75th St
City/Town: New York
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Event Type: movie-concert
Organized By: Lycée Français de New York Cultural Center
Latest Activity: Oct 17, 2018
Movie and concert in one magical show for all at the Lycée Français!
A creation by Jean-François Alcoléa
Based on Georges Méliès cinematographic works
Discover and experience the poetic and playful universe of legendary French silent film director Georges Méliès through a modern and creative scenic performance with live music!
Enhanced in a light show adapted to the mood of each film, three musicians on stage will play an original composition to create a unique live soundtrack for the 12 visual masterpieces.
Considered the inventor of cinema by the Lumière brothers themselves and the inspiration of Charlie Chaplin, Georges Méliès is also a pioneer in special effects. His far-famed Trip to the Moon is at the root of all sci-fi movies, from Stanley Kubrick's landmark 2001: A Space Odyssey to Interstellar by Christopher Nolan.
Drawing its inspiration from the fictional fantasy worlds such as in The Impossible Voyage, En plein dans l'Oeil is probably the best way to watch Méliès silent movies.
''It is at once inventive, elegant, and moving... right to the core." — Chronique du Off - Festival Avignon 2014
"These cinematographic gems are a great success judging by the way children burst out laughing when they were not enthralled by the spectacular effects."
— La Nouvelle République
"Evocative of the energy of Pop/Rock bands like Arcade Fire, they never let up for a moment and ensure that every minute has the tempo of an amazing adventure."
— La Provence
Concept, musical compositions and sound creation, melodica, keyboard, piano structure, objects: Jean François Alcoléa
Drum, guitar: Fabrice Favriou
Sound, keyboard, percussions, objects: Stéphane Brunet
Light manager, video: Noémie Mancia