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October 5th---Film and Chinese Music at Emory

Ellen
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Lawrenceville, GA
Post #: 10
This Meetup will feature classical music----but of the Eastern kind. This is a very special showing of a silent Chinese film, accompanied by live music by a group of musicians who specialize in this. It's the sort of thing that is done more in cities like New York and San Francisco, so it would definitely be good to take advantage of this (although I do realize this won't be everyone's taste).

Was thinking about meeting at 6 at Doc Chey's for dinner (keeping within the Asian theme) and maybe Method coffee shop after the performance. When you RSVP, please note whether you want to meet for dinner.

Definitely would need to be at the venue by 7ish----first come, first served.

Red Heroine with the Devil Music Ensemble
Film and Music Special Presentation

Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

Price: Free
Venue: White Hall 208

Contact: Film Studies Department: 404-727-6761
Film screening with live accompaniment by the Devil Music Ensemble.( Hong Xia, Wen Yimin, black and white, silent with English intertitles, 1929, 90 minutes). Episode six of Red Knight-Errant, also known as Red Heroine, the only surviving episode of the 13-part serial, is also one of the few complete and earliest extant silent martial arts films. A band of outlaws raids a village and kidnaps a maiden, causing the death of the young woman's grandmother. The captive maiden is rescued by a mysterious Daoist hermit and re-emerges three years later as a full-fledged warrior, flying to the sky to revenge her grandmother's death. While generously sprinkled with anachronisms and prurient incongruities (imagine a bandit's harem of beauties in bikinis!), the film remains a robust telling of a young woman's transformation from abject victim to resolute warrior. The DME offers a very unique multimedia experience, presenting a synthesis of live music and movie to entertain and inspire audiences. Recent performances by the DME have taken place at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., the Chicago Cultural Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles CA, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston MA, the Caixa Forum in Barcelona Spain and the Danish Film Institute in Denmark. The greatest asset of the DME is their ability through music to control the audiences responses to what is being presented to them visually via a silent film. Audience members often forget that a live band is playing the soundtrack and are all of sudden snatched out of the suspension of disbelief to see exactly how the music for the film is unfolding before their eyes. It s a thrilling effect. This screening is co-sponsored by the Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts, the Department of Film Studies, REALC (Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures), the Confucius Institute of Emory University, the Department of Theater Studies and the Department of Music.

Official Link: http://www.filmstudie...­.
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