The Four Seasons
Daughters of the Air: A Spring Equinox Celebration
A Screening of Mala Morska Vila
Featuring Jane Weaver & Emma Tricca (Live)
Co-presented by Cinefamily and B-Music/Finders Keepers Records
22nd February 2011
611 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90036, USA
To mark the release of Zdenek Liska's groundbreaking score to Mala Morska Vila, in conjunction with The Cinefamily (an organization of movie lovers devoted to finding and presenting interesting and unusual programs of exceptional, distinctive, weird and wonderful films) Finders Keepers Records presents a rare screening of the story of the underwater siren who trades her enchanting voice with a witch in return for becoming a human princess has, over the past century, acquired a near-universal legacy - so it should come as no surprise that, with their strong aflliction to fairy tale heritage, the Eastern Europeans produced the most truly memorable, haunting, and brilliantly unsettling version of all. Following in the pure Czech New Wave tradition of equally fantastical films like Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, Daisies, and Cassandra Cat, 1976's Mala Morska Vila is psychedelically anima-infused, with blue-haired mermaids and mermen, vampiristic fish shoals, and icy white-webbed witches - all sumptuously photographed on exotic ocean locations, along with simulated underwater fantasy worlds created at alien-looking Czech lime quarries. The film's second-to-none design, costumes and cinematography are also matched by one of the most idiosyncratic and magical undiscovered musical scores in the annals of European cinematic history; composed by the vibrant Zdenek Liska, the soundtrack has all the hallmarks of a Broadcast album some twenty years before the band first committed sound to vinyl.
Finders Keepers Records is excited to present Mala Morska Vila for the first time ever in all its subtitled glory!
Featuring live performances by Bird Records songbirds Jane Weaver and Emma Tricca and female-folk DJ sets accompanied by a fairy tale video mix produced by Tom Fitzgerald (Cinefamily/B-Music).
Tickets $10 | Free for members. For more in formation go to http://www.cinefamily.org/calendar/events.html#spring