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Big Cinema, Small Cinema #52

Filmstill from GERTIE THE DINOSAUR. A drawn dinosaur on a shore.

Sun 13.03.

What rings, saws, stomps and rustles in film? When the first film screenings took place in 1895, music was played live in the auditorium. Until soundtracks became what we know and hear today, there was a lot of experimentation and trial and error. Before conducting our own sound experiments and creating and playing our own music for the film VOYAGE SUR JUPITER (F 1909) by Segundo de Chomón, we will discover four short silent films: Colors and shapes appear and metamorphose in OPUS III (G 1924) by Walter Ruttmann. In GERTIE THE DINOSAUR (USA 1914), a cartoon by Winsor McCay, the eponymous dinosaur walks across the screen, and in Karl Valentin's DER NEUE SCHREIBTISCH (G 1913), a vain attempt is made to adjust the height of a table to its user. L'ÂME DES MOULINS tells the story of a boy and his experiences in the land of windmills. (em)
For all ages from 10 up.

Silent movie program and sound workshop:
Opus 3 Walter Ruttmann D 1924 16 mm 4 min.
Gertie the Dinosaur Winsor McCay USA 1914 16 mm 12 min.
Der neue Schreibtisch Karl Valentin D 1913 16 mm 7 min.
L’âme des moulins Alfred Machin F 1912 35 mm 12 min.
Voyage sur Jupiter Segundo de Chomón F 1909 DCP 8 min.

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media