This previously cancelled event, featuring a new live score for Jean Cocteau’s classic piece of silent cinematic surrealism, has been rescheduled. Here is the description from the CineFamily’s website:
For the first time ever, Steven Severin will perform live his brand-new score for French master Jean Cocteau’s debut 1930 film. As scandalous as Bunuel’s L’Age D’Or upon its original release in the same year, Cocteau’s heady mix of startling-for-its-time camera technique, voyeuristic lust and mindbending imagery straight from the subconsciousness serves as a kind of Rosetta stone both for the European avant garde and for the controlling images of Cocteau’s cinema in general. The film’s tableaux revolve around a young poet whose drawings instigate bizarre incidents: a statue comes to life, a mirror leads through to a corridor (later explored in Cocteau’s Orpheus), a ritualistic suicide results in reincarnation. Cocteau provides no clear answers, and the film’s pure enjoyment derives from trying to sort through the maze of fragmented pieces.
Location: Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles 90036
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Date: January 14, 2010 at 8pm