Silent Film Sunrise – A Song of Two Humans
Stroud Arts Festival
Sponsored by Brewin Dolphin
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
Director – F W Murnau
Elizabeth-Jane Baldry – Harp
One of the most revered films of all time, a stunning masterpiece and a pinnacle of craft which belies the resources of the time, Sunrise won the Academy Award for Unique & Artistic Picture at the very first Academy Awards in 1929.
Tickets £10 under 18s £5
The only silent movie harpist in the world, performing live accompaniment to cinema screenings of early film, Elizabeth-Jane’s compositions have been used by ITV, BBC and Irish, Japanese, Danish and Canadian film, radio and television.
“Elizabeth-Jane conjured 95 minutes of riveting musical commentary on the story, with sounds ranging from startling metallic eruptions at moments of shock plot developments, through foot-tapping jazz-age tunes in the dance-hall sequence, to voluptuous pastoral romances and affecting melodies drawing us into deeper empathy with the characters’ emotional troubles.”
Review of Sunrise, Wiveliscombe Silent Film Festival.
Stroud Gloucestershire GL5 1BB
Sun 23 October