Saturday, February 20th

1:30pm: Animated Film Origins, Music Made TodayDreamland Faces


Dreamland Faces
**LIVE Performance**
Andy McCormick  and Karen Majewicz  with guest violist, Jackie Beckey will give a LIVE
performance of original accompaniment for the animated films!

The Lion Becomes Old (Le Lion Devenu Vieux)
(1932 / France / Władysław Starewicz / 9 min. / Not Rated)
This film from a pioneer of stop motion animation, Władysław Starewicz, adapts the
classic fable about an old king lion who dreams about adventures and exploits of his
younger days.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed)The Adventures of Prince Achmed
(1926 / Germany / Lotte Reiniger / 66 min. / TV-G)
The earliest surviving animated feature, a silent film based on the romantic,
exotic and exciting stories from “The Arabian Nights”—featuring a prince
and his flying horse.

FINALE: Surprise Cartoon First and “Kazoo-along” audience participation

*FREE KAZOOS for all audience participants!*
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3:30pm: Global Film/Local Music & the Art of Film Scoring: Student Film Scoring Contest

Come hear and see the art of film music composition! In the fall, W&M students scored original music for clips from landmark international films. These will be presented, with an award ceremony to follow. Prizes selected by a jury of W&M faculty and guest celebrity filmmakers and musicians.
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5:00pm: Filmmakers/Musicians Round Table on Global Film and Music

An interactive discussion featuring our special guest filmmakers and musicians – bring your questions about global film and music!
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7:00pm: Cuba, Iran, and Global Film and Music Today
Co-sponsors: Asian Studies Initiative & Middle East Studies and The Critchfield Endowment

PINA_foto_1_PinaDancingCabaret_smallOde to the Pineapple (Oda a la piña)
(2009 / Cuba / Laimir Fano / 10 min. / Not Rated)

This musical parody, an homage to the poem that forged Cuban cultural identity, centers on a cabaret dancer who suddenly loses her rhythm (2009 Tribeca Festival Program).

Presented by Laimir Fano, Director


No One Knows About Persian Cats (Kasi az gorbehaye irani khabar nadareh)persian cats
(2009 / Iran / Bahman Ghobadi / 106 min. / Not Rated)

This film was the talk of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival where
it premiered. Two Iranian musicians, recently out of prison, strive
to put together a music group and travel to perform in Europe, but
only if they can find money and visas to leave Tehran.
Presenter TBA

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Heima9:30 pm: The Sights and Sounds of Coming Home: Sigur Ros’s Icelandic Tour on Film
Co-sponsor: Alma Mater Productions

Heima
(2007 / Iceland / Dean Deblois / 97 min.)
A visually stunning and heartfelt musical documentary depicts an ambitious homeland tour of Iceland undertaken by the enigmatic post-rock band Sigur Ros. Accomplished Hollywood animation director Dean Deblois turns his filmmaking talents to a tour-de-force poetic visualization of Sigur Ros’s uniquely ethereal, Icelandic musical sound.

Presented by Dean Deblois, Director

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