VOC Plays the Movies: Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary

VOC Plays the Movies: Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Events, Registry Events, VOC Silent Film Harmonic | 0 comments

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VOC Plays the Movies: Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary

2002 silent version of Bram Stoker’s iconic story. One of the world’s leading exponents of silent films, Winnipeg’s Guy Maddin produced Dracula for CBC television, starring Zhang Wei-Qiang as Count Dracula. Shot as a dance film featuring the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the film features traditional silent techniques, including title cards. Not strictly black and white, special effects add colours to tint certain elements such as green bank notes, and blood. Produced by Vonnie Von Helmolt, with choreography by Mark Godden.

 

The VOC Silent Film Harmonic are a group of accomplished musicians whose approach to playing to silent movies is explained by bassist and group leader Ted Harms: “The blockbuster movies of the 1920’s came with symphonic scores, and big-city theatres had their own orchestras. However, most film music was supplied by pianists or small ensembles that worked from classical themes or cue sheets of generic-themed music serving as the basis for improvisations. This is the tradition that the VOC pursues”.

VOC Plays The Movies is introduced by Andrew Hunt, Associate Professor of History at the University of Waterloo. Specializing in United States history, the Civil Rights Movement, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, Conspiracy Theories in American History, and the History of the American West, his new course is titled “Rock ‘n’ Roll & United States History.”

 


 

Thursday, April 27, 8 PM

Tickets: $18, $12 with Food Bank donation

 

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VOC Plays the Movies: The Phantom Carriage

VOC Plays the Movies: The Phantom Carriage

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Events, Registry Events, VOC Silent Film Harmonic | 0 comments

The Registry Theatre

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VOC Plays the Movies: The Phantom Carriage

This seminal 1921 Swedish horror film was directed by and starred Victor Sjöström, who also wrote the screenplay. One of the leading filmmakers of the silent era in Europe, he returned to acting upon the advent of talkies. This film was a major influence on Ingmar Bergman, who cast Sjöström in his own 1957 classic Wild Strawberries. The figure of death who collects the deceased in his carriage would re-appear in Bergman’s landmark film The Seventh Seal.

 

The VOC Silent Film Harmonic are a group of accomplished musicians whose approach to playing to silent movies is explained by bassist and group leader Ted Harms: “The blockbuster movies of the 1920’s came with symphonic scores, and big-city theatres had their own orchestras. However, most film music was supplied by pianists or small ensembles that worked from classical themes or cue sheets of generic-themed music serving as the basis for improvisations. This is the tradition that the VOC pursues”.

VOC Plays The Movies is introduced by Andrew Hunt, Associate Professor of History at the University of Waterloo. Specializing in United States history, the Civil Rights Movement, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, Conspiracy Theories in American History, and the History of the American West, his new course is titled “Rock ‘n’ Roll & United States History.”

 


 

Thursday, February 2, 8 PM

Tickets: $18, $12 with Food Bank donation

 

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VOC Plays the Movies: A Page of Madness

VOC Plays the Movies: A Page of Madness

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Events, Registry Events, VOC Silent Film Harmonic | 0 comments

The Registry Theatre

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VOC Plays the Movies: A Page of Madness

1926 Japanese avant garde classic. Directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa, this tale of insanity in a family is explored using many of the new, innovative film techniques of the day, including the rapid montage pioneered by Sergei Eisenstein. Lost for decades, Kinegusa found the film in his garden shed in 1971. “A Page of Madness bowls you over with a barrage of startling images utilising every technique known to filmmakers of the time. Even now, Kinugasa’s film seems as fresh as a daisy and when seen on the big screen”. – MIDNIGHTEYE Visions of Japanese Cinema

 

The VOC Silent Film Harmonic are a group of accomplished musicians whose approach to playing to silent movies is explained by bassist and group leader Ted Harms: “The blockbuster movies of the 1920’s came with symphonic scores, and big-city theatres had their own orchestras. However, most film music was supplied by pianists or small ensembles that worked from classical themes or cue sheets of generic-themed music serving as the basis for improvisations. This is the tradition that the VOC pursues”.

VOC Plays The Movies is introduced by Andrew Hunt, Associate Professor of History at the University of Waterloo. Specializing in United States history, the Civil Rights Movement, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, Conspiracy Theories in American History, and the History of the American West, his new course is titled “Rock ‘n’ Roll & United States History.”

 


 

Thursday, October 27th, 8 PM

Tickets: $18, $12 with Food Bank donation

 

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VOC – The Most Dangerous Game

VOC – The Most Dangerous Game

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Events, Registry Events, VOC Silent Film Harmonic | 0 comments

VOC plays the Movies

The Most Dangerous Game

1932 thriller starring Joel McCrea and Fay Wray.

Big game hunting, but the prey are humans.

With live soundtrack by the VOC Silent Film Harmonic.

 

The VOC music ensemble are a group of accomplished musicians whose approach to playing to silent movies is explained by bassist and group leader Ted Harms. “The blockbuster movies of the 1920’s came with symphonic scores, and big-city theatres had their own orchestras. However, most film music was supplied by pianists or small ensembles that worked from classical themes or cue sheets of generic-themed music serving as the basis for improvisations. This is the tradition that the VOC pursues”.

 

Thursday, March 10th, 8 pm

$15, $10 with Food Bank donation, $5 eyeGO

 

 

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VOC – Underworld

VOC – Underworld

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Events, Registry Events, VOC Silent Film Harmonic | 0 comments

VOC plays the Movies

Underworld

1927 gangster movie directed by Josef von Sternberg.

A criminal kingpin, a failed lawyer, and a moll. What could go wrong?

With live soundtrack by the VOC Silent Film Harmonic.

 

The VOC music ensemble are a group of accomplished musicians whose approach to playing to silent movies is explained by bassist and group leader Ted Harms. “The blockbuster movies of the 1920’s came with symphonic scores, and big-city theatres had their own orchestras. However, most film music was supplied by pianists or small ensembles that worked from classical themes or cue sheets of generic-themed music serving as the basis for improvisations. This is the tradition that the VOC pursues”.

 

Friday, January 15th, 8 pm

$15, $10 with Food Bank donation, $5 eyeGO

 

 

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VOC – The Golem

VOC – The Golem

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Events, Registry Events, VOC Silent Film Harmonic | 0 comments

VOC plays the Movies

The Golem

1920 classic starring Paul Wegener, who co-directed.

The monster of clay turns on his creators. Can a little girl tame him?

With live soundtrack by the VOC Silent Film Harmonic.

 

The VOC music ensemble are a group of accomplished musicians whose approach to playing to silent movies is explained by bassist and group leader Ted Harms. “The blockbuster movies of the 1920’s came with symphonic scores, and big-city theatres had their own orchestras. However, most film music was supplied by pianists or small ensembles that worked from classical themes or cue sheets of generic-themed music serving as the basis for improvisations. This is the tradition that the VOC pursues”.

 

Friday, October 23rd, 8 pm

$15, $10 with Food Bank donation, $5 eyeGO

 

 

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