The silent films of famed French cinematographer Georges Méliès are set to a live score by French musicians Alcoléa & Cie in this charming ciné-concert entitled “Right in the Eye.” The musicians make their Atlanta debut using more than two dozen instruments to create the music and sound effects for 11 of Méliès’ most iconic short films. The production includes an original score, lighting and scenic design.
Méliès, originally an illusionist, became one of cinema’s founding fathers and invented some of movie-making’s first special effects.
“Right in the Eye” is an original creation by Jean-François Alcoléa, based on Georges Méliès cinematographic works.
Date: October 21
Place: Episcopal Church of the Incarnation: 2407 Cascade Rd SW
Date: October 25
Time: 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Place: The Plaza Theatre: 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Tickets: Coming soon
Concept, musical compositions and sound creation, melodica, keyboard, piano structure, objects: Jean François Alcoléa
Drum, guitar: Fabrice Favriou
Sound, keyboard, percussions, objects: Stéphane Brunet
Light manager, video: Noémie Mancia
This event is presented in partnership by ELEVATE Atlanta, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the Atlanta Film Society, the Plaza Theatre and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
En plein dans l’œil (Right in the Eye) is a Pasoa / Alcoléa & cie production, with partnerships from Lobster Films, Nuances Pianos and Jazz à Poitiers. With the support of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region and Institut français, the SPEDIDAM, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Institut français, as part of the program Kids Trail