Tue, Jan 17|
The Silent Era w/Live Piano Accompaniment - 2023 Electric Film Series
The Electric Film Series opens its epic 2023 slate at the Electric Theater on Tuesday, January 17th, at 6 PM (Doors at 5:30 PM) with a magical trip to the Silent Film Era by way of 4 short films that helped pave the way for the artform and live piano accompaniment by Matt Szymanski!
Time & Location
Jan 17, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
St. George, 68 E Tabernacle St, St. George, UT 84770, USA
About the Event
The Electric Film Series opens its epic 2023 slate at the Electric Theater on Tuesday, January 17th, at 6 PM (Doors at 5:30 PM) with a magical trip to the Silent Film Era by way of 4 short films that helped pave the way for the artform;
“The Kingdom of the Fairies” (1903) (120th anniversary) (16 min.)
“A Drunkard’s Reformation” (1909) (10 min.)
“The Cameraman’s Revenge” (1912) (12 min.)
“Gertie the Dinosaur” (1914) (14 min.)
What better way to open the 2023 Electric Film Series than at the very beginning?
Up first is “The Kingdom of the Fairies” which celebrates its 120th anniversary. From prolific storytelling legend, Georges Melies (“A Trip to the Moon”) comes the fantastical tale of a valiant prince who looks to save a princess from the clutches of a witch.
Then, we have 1909’s “The Drunkard’s Reformation,” a morality play about a family man who comes to the stark realization that he has a problem that needs fixing.
Then, we switch gears to 1912 with “The Cameraman’s Revenge,” an animated comedy that delves into the complications of a most unusual love triangle.
Finally, our trip to the Silent Film Era closes out with 1914’s “Gertie the Dinosaur,” a creative part live-action/part animated tale in which a cartoonist takes us to prehistoric times by way of the beguiling title character.
Adding to this most unique, must-see trip to the Silent Film Era will be live piano accompaniment from the gifted Matt Szymanski. Yes..We’ve just given you another amazing reason to attend!
And as usual, we at The Electric Film Series aren’t just about the movies themselves. We’re also about film history and context. On hand to talk about these influential short films will be our special guest, Jason Jackson. Not only is Jackson a talented screenwriter and quite the film historian, but he’s also the founder of Red Carpet Cinema, an organization that prides itself on classic film events.
Be sure to arrive at the screening a little early and leave an optional donation. This donation will get you a delicious menu item from Riggatti’s to enjoy during the post-screening discussion or, you can feel free to take it home with you following the movie.
On a final note, don’t forget to spread the word about the 2023 Electric Film Series! We have quite the year planned and screenings of this nature are always a grander experience when accompanied by a big, enthusiastic, cinema-loving crowd.
We hope to see you all there!
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What is the Electric Film Series?
FMASU proudly presents The Electric Film Series - A Journey Through the History of Film: Volume 3!
We're taking audiences on a cinematic adventure that spans over a century of film…
The third Tuesday of every month, throughout 2023...
And it’s completely free to the community!
General Admission to this event is free to the public. Donations are encouraged. Seating is first-come-first-serve.$0.00