Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Composition by Joseph C. Phillips Jr.
Co-produced by BAMcinématek
Lost for decades, a landmark silent film lives again.
Meticulously reconstructed, revered German auteur Ernst Lubitsch's
The Loves of Pharaoh (1922) is returned to near-original
form in the New York premiere of this stunning restoration. The
inaugural screening on the BAM Harvey Theater's Steinberg Screen,
The Loves of Pharaoh is accompanied by the very special
world premiere of a new score by Brooklyn-based composer Joseph C.
Phillips Jr.—whose provocative, genre-bending work combines
avant-garde classical, jazz, and big band music—to be performed
live by his acclaimed 18-piece new music ensemble, Numinous.
Set in ancient Egypt, this monumental superspectacle features lavish sets and costumes and a cast of thousands. Emil Jannings (winner of the first Academy Award for Best Actor) stars as the brutal pharaoh Amenes, who leads his country into war for the love of a Greek slave girl.
Steinberg Screen at the BAM Harvey
Theater is made possible by The
Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Charitable Trust
with Thomas Bakels and Joe Phillips
Fri, Oct 19
This artist talk moderated by Simon Morrison takes place in the performance venue and is free for same-day ticket holders.
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