Silent Surrealism Films with Live Gypsy Jazz from The Hot Club of San Francisco
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Imagine early 1920s Paris – a small, intimate theatre plays host to new and avant-garde cinema, specifically, the silent surrealist films of the day. The entire town seems to be present: The bourgeoisie, the big thinkers of the time, the aristocracy, and the escapists. They’ve all gathered to experience this cutting-edge art and later, will reconvene at the local cafes to discuss and debate the merits of the film, the actors, and the director.
Fast-forward 80 years. Continuing this early French tradition, a similar scene plays out as The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Silent Surrealism films with live gypsy jazz. These films with the distinctive music made famous by Stephane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt, and the Hot Club de France. A brilliant multi-media trip back to a time when the artistic and literary style emerged as a means of expressing the imagination…when writers and filmmakers were more interested in the implications of words and images and providing the audience with the opportunity to vicariously experience the unknown or unimaginable.