Bytowne Cinema325 Rideau St.

The Adventures Of
Prince Achmed
Silent Film
and Live Music

"Dubue [is} irrepressibly omnivorous in the pop-music sense, and almost manically driven to make music.
— Peter Simpson, Ottawa Citizen
Mike Dubue

We are pleased to be partnering with Lost Dominion Screening Collective to bring The Adventures Of Prince Achmed (1926) to the big screen. This 35mm tinted print from Milestone Films will be accompanied by a live music score composed by Mike Dubue and Holger Schoorl. Just the way it would of been presented in 1926. 


The Adventures of Prince Achmed, the oldest surviving animated feature, was written, co-directed and animated by Lotte Reiniger. She invented a style (Silhouette Animation or Shadowette) which involved manipulated cutouts made from cardboard and thin sheets of lead under a camera. The technique she used for the camera is similar to Wayang shadow puppets, though hers were animated frame by frame, not manipulated in live action. The original prints featured color tinting.   


Mike Dubue: Bass, Piano, Vibraphone 

Holger Schoorl: Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar 

Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde: Cello 

Paul Hogan: Electric Guitar 

Alex Moxon: Electric Guitar 

Adam Sakailey: Effects, Piano Rolf Klausener: Bass 

Philip shaw Bova: Percussion   


PLEASE NOTE: Advance tickets for this event are available via an indigigo campaign: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-adventures-of-prince-achmed-with-live-music


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