Live Music & Film: Mit dem Motorrad über die Wolken (A Motorcycle Trip Among the Clouds) 1926 All Ages

11.00AM Sun 18 Apr 2021 (1hr 19mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Presented as part of the 'Motorcycles on Screen' cinema program, this is a rare screening of Lothar Rübelt's A Motorcycle Trip Among the Clouds 1926. An early example of documentary travel cinema, the film follows a group of motorcycle riders as they journey through the Dolomite mountain range – a section of the Alps located in northeastern Italy. The Austrian Rübelt was a pioneer of sports photography and his eye for striking visual composition is evident in this spectacular time capsule of European motorcycle adventure.

The film will screen from an imported archival 35mm print provided by the Austrian Film Museum. The print has been colour tinted to correspond to the colours of the original nitrate print. Organist David Bailey will accompany the film on the Gallery's 1929 Wurlitzer organ.

Mabel Normand and Mack Sennett's comedy short Mabel at the Wheel 1914, starring Charlie Chaplin, will screen from a digital restoration prior to A Motorcycle Trip Among the Clouds.

Tickets
General $20 | Concession $18 | Member $16 | Child $10

CREDITS

Mabel at the Wheel 1914
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, SILENT, 23 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH INTERTITLES / DIRECTORS/SCRIPT: MABEL NORMOND, MAX SENNETT / CINEMATOGRAPHER: FRANK D WILLIAMS / PROD CO: KEYSTONE FILM COMPANY / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: LOBSTER FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: DIGITAL RESTORATION


A Motorcycle Trip Among the Clouds 1926
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, SILENT,  58 MINUTES, AUSTRIA, GERMAN INTERTITLES (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: LOTHAR RÜBELT  / CINEMATOGRAPHER: FRANZ SOCHOR / PROD CO: MONDIAL-FILM / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: AUSTRIAN FILM MUSEUM / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM PRINT