Man with a Movie Camera (Chelovek s kino-apparatom) by Dziga Vertov (1929)

6th Silent Film Festival with live musical accompaniment - Tribute: City Symphonies

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From Tuesday 16th to Friday 26th of June 2015
6th Silent Film Festival
 Tribute - CITY SYMPHONIES
with live musical accompaniment
Artistic Director: Alexandros Mouzas
in cooperation with STUDIO-Parallilo Kykloma, 
and its president, Christos Papadimitriou
at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation

FREE ENTRANCE
Booking is necessary

Friday, 26th of June 2015, at 21:00
Dziga Vertov
Man with a Movie Camera (1929) 
"Chelovek s kino-apparatom" (original title)  (70')
with english subtitles


Direction & Screenplay: Dziga Vertov
Starring: Mikhail Kaufman

The «Man with a Movie Camera» is the top work of the pioneer filmmaker and film theorist Dziga Vertov. The central documentary subject is the realistic presentation of a day in life in four cities of the Soviet Union. From dawn to twilight, we observe events from life in Moscow, Kharkov, Kiev and Odessa.

with live musical accompaniment

Music composition: Alexandros Mouzas
Alexandros Mouzas (electronics)
Kostas Tzekos (clarinette, saxophone)

Due to illness of a musician, the movie won't be accompanied with live music but with recorded compositions that were for the movie


Biographical notes

Alexandros Mouzas. The composer Alexander Mouzas, one of the most active composers of his generation, deals particularly with the combination of music and other arts. He has received numerous orders for musical works and stage productions, while his works have been performed by orchestras in Greece and abroad. Recordings of his orchestral works have been published internationally by Naxos. He is in charge of the ensemble ERGON ENSEMBLE, he is an artistic director of the Silent Film Festival, which is organised by theMichael Cacoyannis Foundation and has his own production company called Anax - Cultural Projects. The last few years he has designed two major educational programs at the Athens Concert Hall: the Cam-media, and the recent S-[cool]-life. He is member of the Greek Composers Union and he was a member of the Board for many years.


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For the 6th year running, the Silent Film Festival, which is being organized by the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, becomes a meeting point of the history of the 7th art with the present. In the cinema hall of the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, once again, Michael Cacoyannis’ love for the origins of the art he served with such passion and the artistic value of these silent masterpieces are met by hundreds of cinephile.

At this 6th Festival, from the 16th until the 26th of June 2015, the leading roles are taken by Cities and  Music! Entitled “CITY SYMPHONIES” and under the art direction of Alexandros Mouzas, the films take the audience to Berlin of 1927, Paris, New York and Tokyo accompanied and guided by musical compositions by 12 different artists.

This year, what’s more, a concert has been arranged with the Ergon Ensemble and the conductor, Miltos Logiadis, with the works of the following:
  • Hanns Eisler: “14 ways to describe Rain” which will accompany the screening of the film Regen (1931)
  • Giannis Kyriakidis (Piece request ERGON – 2013) which will accompany the screening of Erik Satie’s film Anémic Cinéma.
  • “Cinema: Entr’acte symphonique du ballet Relâche  pour le film de René Clair Entr’acte (in a new orchestration especially for the concert), which will accompany the screening of the film Etr’acte.
  • Alexandros Mouzas (piece request ERGON – 2013), which will accompany the screening of the film Un Chien Andalou.

And so we have it;  silent films from the 1920s and “CITY SYMPHONIES”, with 20 poetic and experimental films which are trying to capture the aura of each city in a rich and unique tribute.

In cooperation with the STUDIO – Parallilo Kykloma and Christos Papadimitriou.


Information
Tuesday 16th until Friday 26th of June 2015, daily at 21:00
6th Silent Film Festival
CITY SYMPHONIES
Accompanied by live music
Artistic Director: Alexandros Mouzas

The Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
Hall: Cinema
All of the screenings start at: 21:00
Free Entrance
Seats must be reserved: Tel: 210.34 18 579, Mon-Fri 11:00-14:00