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Saturday November 10, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST

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High Museum of Atlanta - Hill Auditorium 
1280 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

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George Méliès Film Concert | Saturday, November 10th


at the High Museum of Atlanta,  Hill Auditorium

Celebrate the "National week of French" and join us on Saturday November 10th!

Alliance Française d'Atlanta presents a Film Concert: silent films by one of the founders of filmmaking and special effects, world renowned Georges Méliès, with piano accompaniment and narration. 2012 also happens to be 150th anniversary of Georges Méliès, whose life story was recently depicted in the academy award winning film “HUGO” directed by Martin Scorsese.

Please consider to do a donation to support this event: Georges Melies - Make a donation.  

The City of Atlanta will contribute $1.00 for every $1.00 donated to this project! 

When: Saturday, November 10th, 2012  | 7 pm

Where: High Museum, Hill Auditorium | 1280 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30309

Price: Students: $15. AFA-Members: $20. Non-Members: $25.


If you are interested by our afternoon projection for Middle & High School, pleasse click here: Middle & High School projection

2012 marks Alliance Française d’Atlanta’s 100th anniversary.  To celebrate this historic achievement, we are honoring a French artist who has made a tremendous contribution to the arts.  Georges Méliès was one of the most amazing figures in cinema.  From 1896 to 1913, he directed 520 films of which he was the producer, distributor and actor. 

Making this program even more special, his descendants will present a performance in the true family tradition of silent films accompanied by live music and narration.  Joining us from France to present this film concert will be Méliès own family members, Marie-Hélène Lehérissey and Lawrence Lehérissey.  Marie-Hélène Lehérissey, a film editorGeorges Méliès's great-granddaughter is the third generation of narrator-presenters in the family.  She takes care of the film collection of the Friends of Georges Méliès Association–Méliès Film Archive while offering “cinematographic performances” in the family tradition.  Lawrence Lehérissey is an alumnus of the Paris Conservatory, pianist, composer and improviser.  He improvises on every film of George Méliès incorporating the text of the narrator. 

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The City of Atlanta will contribute $1.00 for every $1.00 donated to this project!

"Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council.

 “This program is supported in part by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.”