Auckland Live Cinema Announcement for NZIFF 2017 is....
NZIFF’s annual engagement with the esteemed Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra sees this jazz-age classic It from English writer Elinor Glyn and US director Clarence Badger brought to life with live music from Carl Davis, conducted by Marc Taddei.
“Clara Bow is at her free-spirited peak, an assured archetype of the early 20th Century modern woman. Bow’s cheeky vitality is ageless, an early echo of the quicksilver Hollywood allure that Marilyn Monroe would bring to screens decades later,” says NZIFF Director Bill Gosden.
Marc Taddei conducts Carl Davis’ score. Marc is currently Music Director of Orchestra Wellington and the Vallejo Symphony in California. His many Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Live Cinema engagements have included an exhilarating The Wind in 2006, an eerily romantic Nosferatu in 2011 and Carl Davis’ score for Safety Last in 2016.
Music for this Live Cinema event has been commissioned by Photoplay Productions for Thames Television and Channel 4. Music is performed by arrangement with Faber Music Ltd, London.
“Marc Taddei has played an integral curatorial role in several Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Live Cinema engagements, including The Wind in 2006, Nosferatu in 2011, Carl Davis’ rendition of Charlie Chaplin’s score for The Kid in 2015. It is a great pleasure to have Taddei collaborating once more with NZIFF for 2017’s Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Live Cinema.” says Gosden.
Music for silent films has been an enduring strand of the prolific Carl Davis’ activities. His 1980 score for Abel Gance’s Napoleon triggered an extraordinary revival of interest in silent film, and his oeuvre of more than 50 scores for this medium, including Flesh and the Devil, Ben-Hur, The Thief of Baghdad, Greed, Intolerance and The General, has brought him international acclaim.
Tickets for this Live Cinema event are on sale from Monday 19 June at 9am. The full NZIFF programme will be available online from Monday 26 June 7pm, and on the streets from Tuesday 27 June for Auckland. NZIFF starts in Auckland on 20 July 2017.