The Lost World - a cinema and music show
The Alliance française de Harare and the French Embassy in Zimbabwe present
« The Lost World »
A cinema and music show with the screening of a 1925 silent movie directed by Harry O. Hoyt based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel
Set to music and performed live by OZMA jazz quartet (France)
Friday 22 June 2018 at 19:30 at Alliance française Old Mutual Theater
THE LOST WORLD is a 1925 American silent fantasy monster adventure film adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 novel of the same name. It is the first dinosaur-film to be released in all cinema history and it inspired several modern blockbusters exploiting the same theme such as the “Jurassic Park” series directed by Steven Spielberg.
OZMA is a renowned French jazz quartet originating from Strasburg, France. The band is composed of Stéphane Scharlé (drums), Julien Soro (keyboards), Tarn de Villiers (guitars) and Edouard Séro - Guillaume (bass guitar).
The concept of a “ciné-concert” (in French) is simple : playing original live music that enhances the movie’s story, action and emotion during the screening, making the audience enjoy an extraordinary experience of cinema and live jazz. The music of the group OZMA, is without a doubt energetic and powerful, but at the same time shaded, subtle and fragile. It is more than a composition placed on top of the movie’s images, as the instruments underline the sound ambiance, the melody flirts with sound effects, emphasises the acting and the general atmosphere in a stunning synchronisation. Ozma invites us to follow the peregrinations of a team of researchers who have set up an expedition to find the last dinosaurs that survive in a lost world hidden somewhere in the South American jungle. The movie shows old but charming special effects, exhilarating action scenes and a romance between the main characters, Paula and Ed, the explorer and the news reporter of the expedition.
“The Lost World” cinéma and music show by OZMA takes place on Friday 22 June 2018
at Alliance française’s Old Mutual Theater, 328 Herbert Chitepo Avenue (facing David Livingstone School) at 1930.
Admission : $10 ($5 for AF members and students)