Local Musicians Score Silent Film “Battleship Potemkin” in Cinema Center Series

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

November 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Location: Cinema Center Downtown, 437 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-426-3456

Email: jonah@cinemacenter.org

Link: http://www.cinemacenter.org

Event Description

November 11, 2014 Updated Nov 11, 2014 at 2:23 PM EDT

As part of Cinema Center’s fall series where local musicians provide the music and score to a classic silent film, the Hope Arthur Orchestra will perform live to the film “Battleship Potemkin,” on Friday, November 21st, at 7:30, in Cinema Center’s theater.

“Battleship Potemkin” marks the second part in the series, last month the theater hosted a sold out performance and screening of “Nosferatu” with the End Times Spasm Band playing an original soundtrack. On December 12, Fernando Tarango will play a live set to famous Christmas silent short films.

Telling the story of a famous mutiny and massacre in revolutionary Soviet Union, “Battleship Potemkin” is often heralded as one of the most influential films of all time, with Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, and Brian DePalma as known students of the film.

“This film really created the template for most war and action movies,” Cinema Center Executive Director Jonah Crismore said, “the idea of the modern montage sequence that is so prevalent in films today really burst into the collective film consciousness because of “Battleship Potemkin.”

“We have been reacting musically to the film, and from there have been reacting off each other to collaboratively create a desired mood. It’s like we’re all coming together musically, artistically and intellectually to tightly weave a web of all of our strengths that in turn supports the action, emotion and storyline of the film,” musician Hope Arthur said.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for members, they may be bought at www.cinemacenter.org or at the Cinema Center box office. Because of the risk of selling out, it is strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. See this film that changed the face of cinema forever on November 21st at 7:30, doors open at 6:30.

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