The Centre for Critical and Creative Cultures presents
CENTENARY SCREENING OF ‘Sir Arne’s Treasure’ (1919) WITH LIVE PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT
Composed and performed by Steven Gellatly
25 September 2019 in the Baxter Suite (1.36), 6pm, Tower Building
The event is inspired by our film studies curriculum and marks the second in our new twice-yearly series of centenary screenings. One hundred years ago, the art of film was rapidly reaching dizzy heights of innovation and sophistication. A landmark of the silent film era, Sir Arne’s Treasure is a gripping drama directed by legendary Swedish filmmaker Mauritz Stiller. Based on a book by Selma Lagerlöf (the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature), the film features a band of ruthless Scottish mercenaries forced to confront the consequences of their actions. Stiller makes superb use of the landscape, powerfully evoking the natural forces that shape our lives.
The programme will begin at 6pm with an introduction by Matthew Jarron (University of Dundee museum curator and film history tutor for Lifelong Learning Dundee). For further information please contact Keith Williams
About Steven Gellatly
Composer and silent film pianist, Steven has performed across Europe, from Sweden to London. He appears regularly in Scotland and this will be his 6th appearance at University of Dundee. He has composed scores for films such as ‘Foolish Wives’. ‘The Lodger’, ‘Son of the Sheik’, ‘The Magician’ and various short films and documentaries. He is also a regular performer at the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival in Bo’ness.