Kevin Barry Room @ The National Concert Hall
Tickets €15 from NCH http://tinyurl.com/a379mvy
A screening of the Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) with live musical accompaniment. This production was the first ever animated feature film and showcased a beautifully imaginative silhouette style and inspired a new genre in cinema. One for all the family !
Original score for this screening written and performed by: Erik Friedlander www.erikfriedlander.com
Matthew Nolan & Cameron Doyle www.3epkanomusic.com
Bryan O'Connell https://soundcloud.com/si-schroeder & Beautiful Unit
This score was premièred with the film at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on 01/07/12 to close BAMcinemafest 2012.
A beautifully stylized production that bridged classic fairy tales and the animated films on the horizon, The Adventures of Prince Achmed was hailed as the first animated feature when it was released in 1926. The film went on to become an international commercial success and its director, Lotte Reiniger, was called the inventor of the "silhouette film," a technique she used in numerous short and feature-length films, including many fairy-tale stories like The Little Chimney Sweep (1954), The Sleeping Beauty (1954), Hansel and Gretel (1955) and Jack and the Beanstalk (1955).