past event

The Merry Frolics of Méliès

The films of Georges Méliès with original scores by Phillip Johnston

Darebin Arts Centre

“…restores the magic of the movie experience to even the most jaded of audiences” – The New Yorker

Georges Méliès was one of cinema’s earliest visionaries, inspiring filmmakers for over a century. Artists such as Charlie Chaplin, Salvador Dali, Tim Burton, and Martin Scorsese have all cited him as an influence.

In this unique festival experience, Méliès’ iconic silent films are complemented with original scores by saxophonist, composer and arranger Phillip Johnston, performed live by an exceptional ensemble including Alister Spence, Daryl Pratt, and Lloyd Swanton (The Necks).

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