ORCHESTRA de LUNE reunites to accompany moving picture CLAIRE for special presentation in Atlanta, Georgia November 3.
Exactly 10 years after its premiere debut, the live ORCHESTRA de LUNE reunites to accompany the moving picture CLAIRE for a special music and film presentation in Atlanta, Georgia on November 3, 2011.
Not only is this screening a celebration for cast, musicians, and pioneer supporters of the project, but it offers an opportunity for a (practically) new generation to discover this magical organic combination of film and music.
Atlanta filmmaker Milford Thomas's CLAIRE is a 53-minute black and white silent film shot on an antique hand-crank 35mm camera. CLAIRE tells the story of an elderly male couple in the rural 1920s South (Jim Ferguson and Mish P. DeLight) who find an enchanting girl from the moon (Toniet Gallego) and adopt her as their own. The flickering fairytale deals with family, love, and gifts in the form of certain individuals in our lives.
The film toured internationally, opening festivals in Milan, Brussels, Montreal and the U.S., always accompanied by the live 11-piece "Orchestra de Lune" performing an original score under the baton of composer/conductor Anne Richardson.
The purpose of our
Kickstarter campaign is to secure the venue rental fee for the November 3
anniversary performance (due now, before ticket sales can begin). This event will only be possible if we meet our goal.
Your support will also enable composer Richardson to translate the score into a string quartet arrangement for presentations beginning in 2012. The optional economical quartet version (versus the full 11-piece orchestra) will MAKE THE CLAIRE EXPERIENCE MUCH MORE ACCESSIBLE TO FUTURE AUDIENCES, i.e. university schools of music, viable fundraising events, and film festivals. An added bonus is the fact Richardson will not have to be present to conduct the quartet musicians.
Filmmaker Thomas will personally make the CLAIRE art pieces as tokens of gratitude for different levels of support. "High Art," no, but "Heartfelt Art," yes. As we’ve been saying for over a decade now, “Thank You For Supporting Claire!”
Any donations over our campaign goal will go toward reducing the ticket price for this special screening.
ABSOLUTELY! Just talk to me! But be careful what you ask for!...
We plan to screen at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, but this is unofficial until the fundraising goal is met.
The way Kickstarter works, no one's payment is processed until the goal has been reached or exceeded and the end date has passed. If pledges are even $1 short of the goal when the drive has expired, we get nothing at all ( and of course, no one gets charged.).
pledged of $3,100 goal
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Aug 21, 2011 - Sep 11, 2011
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That deep celestial SATISFACTION of giving!Estimated delivery: Sep 2011
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Set of 4 POSTCARD FILM STILLS and a big fat “thank you" sprinkled with magic moon dust.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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*POSTCARD SET *ORIGINAL CLAIRE ART by filmmaker, approx 4 x 6, utilizing still from the movie on found wood with rustic little doo-dads.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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* 2 POSTCARD SETS * ORIGINAL CLAIRE ART * YOUR NAME in program * HUGE INSTITUTION-SIZE CAN OF GOLDEN CORN presented to you at screening, signed by filmmaker and leading lady Toniet GallegoEstimated delivery: Nov 2011
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(IMPRESS YOUR DATE!) * 2 POSTCARD SETS * 2 ORIGINAL CLAIRE ART pieces * YOUR NAME in program * HUGE CAN OF CORN, signed * 2 VIP TICKETS to November screening. * APPEARANCE in filmmaker's upcoming GAY ZOMEDY FILM "PRETTY LIKE ME" ( Actually, this could be a punishment. Depends on how you look at it. No worries, cameo right is transferable! )Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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(SHARE THE LOVE WITH THREE FRIENDS!) * 4 POSTCARD SETS * 4 ORIGINAL CLAIRE ART pieces * YOUR NAME in program * HUGE CAN OF CORN, signed * 4 VIP TICKETS to November screening * APPEARANCE IN "PRETTY LIKE ME" * 4 CLAIRE DVDs signed by filmmaker and leading lady Toniet GallegoEstimated delivery: Nov 2011
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(PRIVATE PARTY AT YOUR PLACE!) * 4 POSTCARD SETS * 4 ORIGINAL CLAIRE ART pieces * YOUR NAME in program * HUGE CAN OF CORN, signed * 4 VIP TICKETS to November screening ** APPEARANCE IN "PRETTY LIKE ME" * 4 CLAIRE DVDs signed by filmmaker and leading lady Toniet Gallego * You the PATRON SAINT choose any moment in CLAIRE (or poster art) for filmmaker to create larger detailed CUSTOM ART PIECE. * Filmmaker and Ms. Gallego VISIT PATRON SAINT'S HOME with bottle of champagne to watch DVD together and discuss movies and art.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011