Fondation des États-Unis | Friday, January 22 @ 7.30pm: Ciné-concert | 11 Silent Films with Live Music
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Friday, January 22 @ 7.30pm: Ciné-concert | 11 Silent Films with Live Music

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The Foundation welcomes you to the projection of 11 silent films from 1903 to 1918, with musical accompaniment improvised by musician residents of the FEU.

Program:

Artheme swallow his clarinet, by Ernest Servaes, 1912 (Comic)
Arthème loves playing the clarinet. He plays it in the streets, in the park, in the streetcar. When he unfortunately walks under a piano clumsy removers are hauling, the heavy instrument falls down on him and he swallows his clarinet. A lot of people try to extirpate the protruding instrument but they all fail.

Arthème fait des affaires, by Ernest Servaes, 1913 (Comic)
Artheme launches in business by specializing in the repair of broken crockery.

A film Johnnie, by George Nichols, 1914 (Burlesque)
Charlie goes to the movies and falls in love with a girl on the screen. He goes to Keystone Studios to find her. He disrupts the shooting of a film, and a fire breaks out

Professor do-mi-sol-do, by Georges Melies, 1906 (Comedy)
A very agitated orchestra conductor struggles with a music stand, a trombone, a piano, and a music score which all victimize him. He becomes completely insane.

Two gun gussie, by Alfred Goulding, 1918 (Burlesque)
Harold, son of a good family, decides to leave his familial cocoon and ends up as a piano player at a bar in the West. One day, a dangerous criminal enters the bar.

The magic lantern, by Georges Melies, 1903 (Dance)
Two impish clowns construct a magic lantern. They prop it up at an angle, and use it to project pictures onto a wall. When the picture show ends, they open up the lantern to reveal a group of dancing girls inside – and this is only the first of the indications that this lantern really is magical.

Symphonie bizarre, by Segundo De Chomon, 1909 (Trick)
A bizarre group of tramp musicians who disappear into and out of drums, beach umbrellas and whatnots are shot in the street and the others are on stages decorated to look realistic.

The broken violin, by Georges Melies, 1908 (Tale)
Cooks, kitchen helpers everyone is bustling about in the kitchen during the era of Louis XIV. A young chef’s assistant takes his violin, which he has kept hidden, and begins to play, charming everyone around him.

The woes of roller skates, by Georges Melies, 1908 (Comedy)
A group of people take roller skating too far.

The Hilarious posters, by Georges Melies, 1906 (Trick)
A workman glues an advertisement in the center of other adverts on an outside wall along a city walk. It’s an ad for « love on credit, » featuring a comely lass. The posters come to life, interacting with the characters in the surrounding adverts.

Le voleur invisible, by Segundo De Chomon, 1909 (Trick)
A man in a suit and cap stops in front of the display of a bookseller, finds and flips… « Invisible Man » by H. G. Wells! Fascinated by the subject, he buys the book and goes home with the intention to test the invisibility formula described by the author…

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