Live Music & Film: After Death 1915 + The Fall of the House of Usher 1928 Ages 15+

6.30PM Fri 15 Oct 2021 (1hr 50mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Presented as part of the 'Ghost Stories: Spirits, Hauntings and Worlds Beyond' program, this Live Music & Film event brings together two gothic horror masterpieces from the silent era: Yevgeni Bauer's After Death 1915 and Jean Epstein's The Fall of the House of Usher 1928.

After Death is a brooding tale of obsession from Soviet filmmaker Yevgeni Bauer, in which the line between life and death becomes increasingly blurred. The film follows a reclusive young scholar who falls in love with the lead actress of a play he attends. They share a surprise connection, however their romance soon takes a fateful turn. Although not as well known as later Soviet cinematic pioneers such as Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov, Bauer was an innovative and skilful director with a theatrical flair for enthralling melodrama.

French filmmaker Jean Epstein's The Fall of the House of Usher is a spellbinding adaptation of the classic Edgar Allan Poe story. Roderick Usher resides in a crumbling mansion with his dying wife Madeleine. A visit from an old friend coincides with the death of Madeleine — a death that Roderick, in his fraying sanity, cannot accept. Renowned for its bewitching atmosphere and experimental flourishes, Epstein's film is a masterful achievement in otherworldly filmmaking.

Tickets
General $20 | Concession $18 | Member $16

CREDITS

После смерти (After Death) 1915 Ages 15+

35MM, TINTED BLACK AND WHITE, SILENT, 46 MINUTES, SOVIET UNION, RUSSIAN INTERTITLES (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: YEVGENI BAUER / BASED ON THE NOVEL BY IVAN TURGENEV / CINEMATOGRAPHER: BORIS ZAVELEV / PROD CO: KHANZHONKOV / PRINT SOURCE: GOSFILMOFOND / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM

La chute de la maison Usher (The Fall of the House of Usher) 1928 Ages 15+

35MM, TINTED BLACK AND WHITE, SILENT, 65 MINUTES, FRANCE, FRENCH INTERTITLES (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: JEAN EPSTEIN / SCRIPT: LUIS BUÑUEL, JEAN EPSTEIN / BASED ON THE STORY BY EDGAR ALLAN POE / CINEMATOGRAPHERS: GEORGE LUCAS, JEAN LUCAS / PROD CO: FILMS JEAN EPSTEIN / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: LA CINÉMATHÈQUE FRANÇAISE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP