Dementia 13 and Carnival of Souls
/ The ultimate 4D movie / experience
Jumpboard Productions in association with THE EDGE presents
Dementia 13 and Carnival of Souls
Wednesday 9 - Sunday 13 October,
Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre
Carnival of Souls Friday 11 and Saturday 12, 6.30pm
Dementia 13 Wednesday 9, 6.30pm, Thursday 10, 7.30pm, Friday 11 and Saturday 12, 8.30pm, Sunday 13 October 3pm
cinematic breath of fresh air, a theatrical reimagining,
Live Live Cinema, created and composed by Leon
Radojkovic and directed by Oliver Driver, is a heady fusion
of theatre, film, music and live
"Totally engaging and entertaining" The National Business Review
Taking its cue from those old silent movies that had live music played from a dusty organ, Live Live Cinema takes things to a whole new level, adding not only a new sound track played by a live band but also throwing in some actors and a Foley artist to recreate all the audio including dialogue for the film live on stage during the screening.
Live Live Cinema comes to a theatre near you this October with two movies given the Live Live Cinema treatment. The world premiere of a little seen black and white thriller by Francis Ford Coppola Dementia 13 and the highly anticipated return of the acclaimed 1960s horror Carnival of Souls.
Seven musicians, four actors and one brave Foley artist bring the film to life with a new live soundtrack using a combination of mechanical and digital sound design. Together they recreate every musical note, line of dialogue, horrified scream, and mysterious footstep live on stage, while the film looms large behind them.
With each intake of breath,
or note played they emphasise meanings, enhance moods and
change the atmosphere at the drop of a hat as they
manipulate the audience through a rollercoaster of emotion,
from light hearted giggles to absolute
"We clutched each other and screamed like teenagers...Exhilarating" NZ Herald
A stellar cast of New Zealand actors, Cameron Rhodes, Fern Sutherland, Bronwyn Bradley and Charlie McDermott as well as musicians from Leon’s band Dr Colossus and Foley artist Gareth Van Niekerk bring both these cinematic gems of gothic horror, including the world premiere of Dementia 13 to Auckland before heading to London to perform at the prestigious Barbican.
Live Live Cinema launched with Carnival of Souls at the Auckland Arts Festival in 2011, touring nationally and internationally since, playing at the Sydney Festival, Perth Festival, Albany Festival, Taranaki Festival, Nelson Festival and Frankfurt Book Fair receiving critical and audience acclaim.
"The hit of the festival"
Radio New Zealand
“The soundtrack, effects and live dialogue is impeccable.” The West Australian
See Francis Ford Coppola’s little known cult classic Dementia 13 and Herk Harvey’s terrifyingly camp noir, Carnival of Souls come to life at Live Live Cinema with new live soundtracks in what promises to be a unique and vibrant ‘live live’ cinematic experience. It’s immersive, musical and theatrical and a double feature not to be missed.
WORLD PREMIERE - Dementia
Black and white cult classic
Dementia 13 (1963) from legendary director Francis
Ford Coppola is gothic horror stylishly crafted on a
shoestring budget. Punctuated with spine tingling axe
murders, Dementia 13 is Coppola’s first
“legitimate” directorial feature; a stylish
psychological thriller, cult camp classic and slasher
“He (Roger Corman the Producer) wanted it to be homicidal, sort of a copy of Psycho, You know, gothic and psychological with some kind of terrible knife killing scene thrown in.” Francis Ford Coppola
When the cold and calculating femme fatale Louise Haloran covers up the death of her wealthy husband, she manages to conceal the body and travels to his family castle in Ireland to ensure she is not cut out of Lady Haloran's will. But all doesn’t go to plan as family secrets are revealed and a mysterious axe murderer picks the family off one by one.
SEASON - Carnival of Souls
Praised for its gorgeous cinematography, Carnival of Souls recounts the beautiful organ player Mary Henry’s descent down a nightmarish rabbit-hole of madness following her improbable survival of a car wreck.
"...it's possible that it plays better today than when it was released. It ventures to the edge of camp, but never strays across the line, taking itself with an eerie seriousness." Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
The stunningly atmospheric and dreamily surreal film was the first to be given the Live Live treatment – and returns again for two performances only alongside Dementia 13.
Tickets are Adult single ticket $28*, single ticket concession $20*. Double Bill (ticket to both shows) adult $44* or concession $35*. Group bookings 6+ Single ticket $23* (*service fees apply). Buy tickets online www.ticketmaster.co.nz by calling (09) 970 9700 / 0800 111 999 or visiting the Aotea Centre Box Office.
The show is approx 90mins (including the band introduction). Recommended for ages 13+.