Georges Méliès Triple Bill

Still from The Voyage to the Moon

Friday, 30 September 2016: Georges Méliès Triple Bill

Friday, 30 September 2016, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Georges Méliès, France 1902, 60 mins, U

STEMS : “The experience was elating. It was that feeling of inner peace, joy, and resolution that is implicit in the music that touches you. It moved me fundamentally, and was one of the best gigs I had witnessed in years.” Michael Canning, Sentient Seas

Georges Méliès, master magician and genius filmmaker, created film history’s first sci-fi story The Trip to the Moon in 1902. In a special event with live music by the acclaimed Yorkshire band STEMS, commissioned by the BFI to perform this live score, you will experience three Méliès films to STEMS’ enchanting music.

STEMS are a trio who provide astonishing live soundtracks to these early films. Their music, with hints of Sigur Ros, The Velvet Underground, Stravinsky and Arvo Part, is full of sweeping elegant darkness and hypnotic delicate intensity. In addition to the Méliès films the screening also includes 15 minutes of live score by STEMS to footage from the Hubble Telescope.

STEMS are: Drums: Asher Leverton, Cello: Christine Avis, Guitar: John Dorr.

Online booking available. Special prices apply: £10 (members); £11 (non-members) [plus booking fee for online bookings].

STEMS: “Since 2013 they have toured Europe several times and have developed a following based on their reputation for intense and beautiful concerts, often performing with local string players to expand their sound” Moon Fruits

Further reading

  1. Movies Silently
  2. Sentient Seas
  4. Wikipedia: Georges Méliès