"Classical Presents..." Film Series

"Classical Presents..." Film Series

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Red Violin

The Red Violin and Moonrise Kingdom kick off this new film series, spotlighting the film's Classical music connection, at the Little Theatre

"Classical Presents..." kicks off Saturday, December 6th with a double feature –  The Red Violin at 1 p.m., followed by Moonrise Kingdom at 3:45 p.m. Live classical music will play in the Little Café, while a special menu is featured.

Selected by our Classical music hosts Julia Figueras, Brenda Tremblay and Mona Seghatoleslami, each film chosen exemplifies the power of music in a non-traditional narrative. The film series will continue on March 14, June 13 and September 12. Tickets are $6/movie or $10 for the double feature.

The Red Violin follows the journey of the title instrument and the impact it has on its owners, from its creation in 17th century Italy to an auction in modern-day Montreal. John Corigliano won an Academy Award for the exquisite and evocative soundtrack, which features violinist Joshua Bell. For more details, click here.

In Moonrise Kingdom a pair of young lovers flees their New England town, causing a local search party to fan out to find them. The film is centered on the music of Benjamin Britten. The first piece is “Noye’s Fludde,” where the children meet as audience members and performers.  The second, “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra” serves as a metaphor for the story:  the theme, the fugue, the chaos, the final coming together in unity. For more details, click here.

This series in supported in part by: