Classical Arts Film Festival

Thursday, August 26th

Film Block One Titles

Tickets are $15.  Save 20% with the Festival Pass. 
Film Block One exhibits five films: ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE, LUCKY MUD, THE STAG HUNT,
Descriptions below
All the World's a Stage
Running Time: 1min. 30sec.

An animated adaptation of the famous Shakespeare poem "All The World's A Stage" narrated by the renowned Shakespeare actor and director Samuel West.

Directed by Hannes Rall
Country of origin:  Germany

Lucky Mud
Running Time: 15min

Clay figures battle their fickle egos and struggle to communicate. They may suffer physical and emotional imperfections but, like humans, they’re in a constant state of transformation. Wielding violence and tenderness, these figures perpetually collide. They sculpt one another and blur the line between destruction and creation. Each collision leaves them forever changed. This stop-motion animation is a celebration of vulnerability, imperfection, and the human capacity for transformation.

Directed by Erin Pollock
Country of Origin:  United States

Watch trailer here.

The Stag Hunt
Running Time: 9min

A modern satire on aristocracy, competition and extinction, drawn from a sixteenth century musical curiosity about a king killing for sport.

British vocal ensemble I Fagiolini sings Janequin’s La chasse (1537), complete with hunting sound effects, and plays a royal family determined to reign supreme.

Directed by John La Bouchardière
Country of Origin:  United Kingdom

Watch trailer here.

The Escape
Running Time:  8min 20sec

The patient in an insane asylum is given an injection to calm her down. She is left alone lying on the bed in a straitjacket overhelmed with her hallucinations and memories.
In the ward, another girl unexpectedly appears trying to bring the first one to consciousness.

Directed by Liudmila Komrakova
Country of origin:  Russia Federation

Watch trailer here.

Behind The Strings
Running Time: 75min

When Mao’s Cultural Revolution ended, China’s door cracked open. Four young, classically trained musicians seized the opportunity to flee to the West. They've performed for 36 years in the U.S. and around the world. Behind the Strings tells how they got there, and the price they pay to stay on top. And, why China is now inviting them back to perform the music that was previously banned.

Directed by Hal Rifken
Country of Origin:  United States

Watch trailer here.

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