25, 27, 29 January 2017 The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8.30pm Following the great success of its first edition last year, enLIVE is returning again in January 2017 with another yet fascinating series of “film screenings – concerts”. enLIVE, the first project of its kind in Cyprus, gives audiences the opportunity to enjoy some of the most emblematic films of the silent era, set to original music by contemporary composers and performed live in the intimate surroundings of The Shoe Factory in Nicosia. In addition, it also presents short films by contemporary filmmakers set to the music of classical composers and includes a number of other activities such as educational workshops and lectures.
enLIVE 2, which is organised on 25, 27 and 29 January 2017, will present three silent cinematic masterpieces, which are as diverse and varied as the cities, lives and characters which are being projected through them. Likewise, each feature silent film will be prefaced by a short film created by a team of contemporary Cypriot filmmakers, which will correspond to a classical composition. The live performance of original music by a number of talented musicians will marvellously enhance the mood and atmosphere of each silent film, divulge its veiled imageries and decipher its connotation. As a result, enLIVE 2 is certain to be an absolutely unique and stimulating visual and aural experience, not to be missed!
"It" is a 1927 silent romantic comedy film by Clarence G. Badger describing the story of a shop girl who falls in love with her handsome and wealthy boss of the department store where she works. The story is based on a novel by Elinor Glyn which was originally published in sequels in Cosmopolitan magazine. The film, which was premiered in Los Angeles in January 1927, turned actress Clara Bow into a major star, and led people to label her the “It girl”. The picture was considered lost for many years, but a nitrate-copy was found in Prague in the 1960s. In 2001, "It" was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
The original music for “It”, for jazz ensemble, is composed by Panagiotis Theodosiou and it will be performed live by Alexandros Makris (piano), Efstathios Kiossoglou (clarinet), Yiorgos Arnis (double-bass), Vasileios Panagiotopoulos (drums). Information: Pharos Arts Foundation Tel. +35722663871 / www.pharosartsfoundation.org Tickets: €10 for each day or €25 for all three days Box Office: Directly from the Foundation’s website www.pharosartsfoundation.org/Tickets_online.htm or Tel. 9666-9003 (Monday - Friday 10:00am-3:00pm)
enLIVE is organised under the artistic direction of Alexandros Mouzas and it is kindly supported by the Embassy of Greece in Cyprus.