‘Prince Achmed’ Archive Film and Live Music – 2 Sept

Friday 02 September 2016
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Edinburgh’s leading independent cinema, Filmhouse is delighted to work with SEALL to present a Scottish tyour of one of cinema’s earliest animated features ‘The Adventures of Prince Achmed’, with a specially musical score performed live by acoustic trio ‘Sink’.
Widely considered to be the first full-length animated feature in the history of cinema, ‘The Adventures of Prince Achmed’ is a beautifully crafted piece of storytelling based loosely on the Arabian Nights. The film is an exciting tale of sword fights, genies and adventure told using a silhouette animation technique pioneered by director Lotte Reiniger.
Filmhouse Edinburgh have commissioned acoustic trio ‘Sink’ to bring their live sounds to this very special animated feature as part of a Scotland-wide tour.  Reaching beyond their usual instrumentation of violin, accordion and saxophone to create a score that is in part conjured, Sink set the quiet air into magical vibration.
“mysterious and beautiful” Brian Morton of The Wire
(Germany 1926, Dir. Lotte Reiniger, U, 1h 5m)
with a free glass of wine.

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