Flatpack Festival
Film, and then some

Sunrise with live score

Friday 28th June, 2013

MAC | 20:30

Dir: FW Murnau, USA 1927, 79 mins With live accompaniment by Alcyona Mick (piano), Calina DeLa Mare (violin) and Jon Wygens (guitars). The mac arena becomes an al fresco picturehouse for the first time, playing host to one of the finest films ever with a live score by Alcyona Mick. Regularly found on all-time Top Ten movie lists, FW Murnau’s first Hollywood film combines sweeping romance and technical wizardry to create an unforgettable cinematic experience. Subtitled ‘A Song of Two Humans’, it’s the tale of a farmer who gets seduced by a vamp from the big city. Fresh from his success in Germany with Nosferatu and Faust, Murnau was given the freedom by 20th Century Fox to create a whole world from scratch, and moved through it with amazingly fluid photography which still influences filmmakers today. The film screening tonight is the slightly shorter silent version recently discovered in the Czech Republic, and former Conservatoire student and acclaimed pianist Alcyona Mick has composed a score which perfectly complements the beauty of Sunrise. First seen in St Martin’s Church at the Flatpack Festival 2010, this special event is part of our 7 Inch Cinema tenth anniversary celebrations. The evening kicks off at 8:30 with music courtesy of DJs from Sugarfoot Stomp, and then the film will begin just after sundown. Please note: mac outdoor events go ahead come rain or shine. Alcyona's score was originally co-commissioned by Flatpack and Birmingham Jazz.

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