LONG BEFORE "THE ARTIST"...
Atlanta filmmaker Milford Thomas' CLAIRE is a 53-minute black and white silent film shot on an antique hand-crank 35mm (Mitchell Standard) camera by Jonathan Mellinger. The film toured internationally, opening festivals in Milan, Brussels, Montreal and the U.S., always accompanied by the "Orchestra de Lune," a live 11-piece chamber orchestra performing an original score by composer / conductor Anne Richardson. Recently a string and percussion quartet score was completed by composer Brian Mitchell, with the smaller ensemble opening even more doors to festivals in varied locales such Braunschweig, Germany and Havana, Cuba.
First screening with a mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ!
WATCH A CLIP
The Australian Cinémathèque, Queensland Art Gallery l Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2 March 2014 | Organist: David Bailey | Photograph: Brodie Standen, QAGOMA