Ciné-Concert: Georges Méliès, the Cinemagician
November 3, 2012
Georges Méliès, recently portrayed in Martin Scorsese's Hugo, winner of 5 Academy Awards earlier this year, is one of the most renowned figures in cinema. At the beginning of the 20th century, this French director revolutionized cinema with his creativity and ingenuity.
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth, we are presenting an exceptional ciné-concert! This special performance will feature 16 Georges Méliès silent films, including his iconic A Trip to the Moon, using the original reels which have been restored, preserved and edited. As in the 1900s, this ciné-concert will include riveting narration and piano accompaniment performed by Méliès' great-granddaughter Marie-Hélène Lehérissey and Lawrence Lehérissey, his great-great-grandson.
Join us at the historic Cutler Majestic Theatre on Saturday, November 3rd as we pay homage to Méliès with this one-of-a-kind show by his descendants.
This event will be conducted in English and French. Knowledge of French is NOT required to enjoy the event.