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The Law Society, Saturday 28th May
The culmination of one of the greatest careers in film history, F. W. Murnau’s Sunrise blends a story of fable-like simplicity with unparalleled visual imagination and technical ingenuity. Invited to Hollywood by William Fox and given total artistic freedom on any project he wished, Murnau’s tale of the idyllic marriage of a peasant couple (George O’Brien and Janet Gaynor) threatened by a Machiavellian seductress from the city (Margaret Livingston) created a milestone of film expressionism.
Made in the twilight of the silent era, it became both a swan song for a vanishing medium and one of the few films to instantly achieve legendary status. Winner of three Oscars for Best Actress (Gaynor), Cinematography, and a never-repeated award for “Unique and Artistic Picture”, its influence and stature has only grown with each passing year.
This will be a special Happenings outdoor screening of arguably the finest film of the silent era, or indeed any era. This special presentation will be accompanied by an original score created by Matthew Nolan in collaboration with some of the finest contemporary musicians Ireland has to offer. These four musicians will line up facing the screen, as if part of the audience, and create an equally radiant musical score to compliment Murnau’s cinematic vision.
Doors at 7.30pm and screening starts at 8.45pm!! This event is made possible by the support of DCC Arts Office and The Department of Tourism, Arts and Culture as part of The Local Live Performance Support Scheme.
Also important – The bar maybe open ( Depending on numbers ), and BYOB and picnics are permitted. There will be food and coffee traders. We will have seating or you can bring blankets and all your own stuff to sit on
- Saturday 28th May
- Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, Dublin, Ireland