CineScore Live is a unique season supported by Film Hub Scotland, of three spectacular silent films accompanied by specially-commissioned scores performed live at venues across the country.
The recently re-discovered 1956 gem Lost Treasure, the groundbreaking 1925 space documentary Wunder der Schöpfung and the oldest-surviving feature-length animation The Adventures of Prince Achmed will tour across the country from 16 April 2016.
Screenings from Platform, Easterhouse to the Merlin Cinema in Thurso will be accompanied by specially-composed soundtracks performed live by some of Scotland’s most talented musicians.
Fresh from its world premiere at Glasgow Short Film Festival, Lost Treasure - the re-discovered lost 1956 film by Glasgow’s socialist filmmaking collective the Dawn Cine Group - opens the CineScore Live tour on 16 April. A heartfelt and deeply timely look at displacement and land ownership in Scotland, the film has been given a new lease of life by filmmaker Minttu Mäntynen and musicians Drew Wright (Wounded Knee) and Hamish Brown, who have created a beguiling live soundtrack weaving personal testimony with traditional folk songs and new music. Filmed in the far North of Scotland, a highlight of the tour will be Lost Treasure ‘coming home’ to Thurso on Thursday 21 April, as the film screens in the area that inspired it 60 years later.
Following its world premiere at Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema, the extraordinary German documentary Wunder der Schöpfung brings the wonder of space to everywhere from music festivals to city arts centres from 23 April. Literally translated as ‘Wonder of Creation’, this fascinating document about human knowledge of the universe is a spectacular production, utilising fifteen special effects experts and nine cameramen. An enchanting mix of fiction, fact, history and animation, Wunder der Schöpfung is accompanied by a brand new electronica and acoustic soundscape by acclaimed Edinburgh jazz duo Herschel 36. The film will screen at the likes of Outskirts Festival at Platform, Glasgow (23 April) and Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival (20 August), with more dates to be confirmed.
Rounding off the CineScore Live tour is the oldest surviving feature length animation The Adventures of Prince Achmed, which will hit the road from September. Based on One Thousand and One Nights, the delightful family-friendly film created by Lotte Reiniger in 1926 is bought to life with an irresistible live soundtrack by Edinburgh’s multi-instrumental ‘musical ninjas’ Sink.
Lost Treasure with live soundtrack from Drew Wright and Hamish Brown
Saturday 16 April, 19.30
Hippodrome Cinema, Bo'ness
Sunday 17 April, 18.00
Dundee Contemporary Arts
Thursday 21 April, 20.30
Merlin Cinema, Thurso
In partnership with Lyth Arts Centre
Saturday 23 April, 14.15
Eden Court, Inverness
Wunder der Schöpfung with live score from Herschel 36
Saturday 23 April
Outskirts Festival at Platform, Glasgow
Saturday 20 August
Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival, Cardross Estate
The Adventures of Prince Achmed with live soundtrack from Sink
Touring in September 2016 across Scotland. Dates and venues to be announced.
Glasgow Short Film Festival
Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema