City Lights by Charlie Chaplin (1931)

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, 19th of June 2015, at 21:00
Charlie Chaplin
City Lights (1931) (87’)
with greek subtitles


Direction, screenplay: Charlie Chaplin
Music: Charlie Chaplin, the music theme Flower Girl του José Padilla, orchestrated by Arthur Johnston and Alfred Newman
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myerrs

Being unemployed, Sarlo falls in love with a blind girl who sells flowers who thinks he is rich. In the same time he is friends with a moody, alcoholic billionaire. The most complete, in director's terms, movie by Charlie Chaplin that harmonically combines the satire with the melodrama. It has one of the most beautiful endings in the history of cinema.

with the original music composition

*****

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