Australian Premiere of Cabiria (1914)

Australian Premiere of Cabiria (1914)

WHEN: Saturday, 29 May 2010

TIME: 2.00 pm

WHERE: Australian Cinémathèque, Gallery of Modern Art, Cinema A

 

35MM, COLOUR, 166 MINUTES AT 16FPS (3037 M), ITALY, SILENT, ENGLISH INTERTITLES / DIRECTOR: GIOVANNI PASTRONE/ SCRIPT: GABRIELE D’ANNUNZIO, GIOVANNI PASTRONE / PRODUCTION: ITALA FILM / PRINT SOURCE: MUSEO NAZIONALE DEL CINEMA, TURIN

Cabiria is epic cinema, featuring a cast of thousands and extravagant staging. Set almost two thousand years ago, the film recounts the story of Princess Cabiria, sold into slavery after the commotion caused by an eruption of Mt Etna. The character of the kind slave, Maciste, created by Pastrone in Cabiria, features in a string of later popular films. Celebrated author and co-scriptwriter, Gabriele D’Annunzio, wrote the intertitles for the film,and created the names of the characters. Live musical accompaniment for this one-time only event and Australian premiere of the restored print is provided by noted Italian pianist Mauro Colombis, who as been involved in silent film accompaniment since 1993 and has performed at Pordenone Silent Film Festival every year since 2002. Restored in 2006 by the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Turin.

Where: Australian Cinémathèque, Gallery of Modern Art, Cinema A
When: 2.00pm Sat 29 May 2010
More Information: FREE EVENT – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

GETTING TO THE CINEMATHEQUE
The Australian Cinémathèque is located at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), the second site of the Queensland Art Gallery. The two buildings are located within easy walking distance of each other (150 metres), and are part of the Queensland Cultural Bank Parklands. For and access map and further location details please visit our website: http://www.qag.qld.gov.au/

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