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Adventures of Prince Achmed

BY Kathy Clarke | 02-Sep-2013
Relive the magic of the silent film era in this performance suitable for young and old!
Venue: Riverside Theatres
Address: Cnr Church and Market Sts, Parramatta
Date: Sunday, 15th Septemeber 2013
Time: 3PM
Ticket: Adult: $42, Concession: $37, Youth 30&U: $29
Buy / Ticket: www.riversideparramatta.com.au

Don’t miss this opportunity to relive all the magic of early cinema with this time-gone-by combination of silent film animation driven by a score performed live at Riverside Theatres on Sunday 15 September 2013. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) is a silent silhouette animation by LotteReineger, considered by many to be the first feature-length animated film. Influenced by Georges Méliès (Voyage dans la lune) and Paul Wegener (Der Golem), she had an astonishing facility with cutting–holding the scissors still in her right hand, and manipulating the paper at lightning speed with her left hand so that the cut always went in the right direction. Renowned film historian William Moritz describes the film as “a brilliant feature, a wonderful film full of charming comedy, lyrical romance, vigorous and exciting battles, eerie magic, and truly sinister, frightening evil.”

Phillip Johnston has been creating original scores for silent films for 20 years. His scores for Tod Browning’s The Unknown (1927), The Georges Méliès Project, TeinosukeKinugasa’s Page of Madness (1926), and F.W. Murnau’s Faust (1926) have been performed in Europe,Australia and the USA, at venues including The New York Film Festival, The Sydney Film Festival, the Melbourne Festival of the Arts and Screen Live at The Sydney Opera House. This is an exciting and thrilling experience that is suitable for all age groups, so bring a youngster along and let them experience cinema before the age of Disney and Pixar!

Adventures of Prince Achmed

Riverside Theatres, Cnr Church & Market Sts, Parramatta Dates & Times:Sunday 15 September at 3pm Tickets: Adult $42, Conc. $37, Youth 30&U $29 SIDEKICKS GET $3 OFF Bookings: Riverside Box Office on 8839 3399 or www.riversideparramatta.com.au *transaction fees apply