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Film | Music

The Loves of Pharaoh

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Oct 18—Oct 20, 2012
RUN TIME: 1hr 40min
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  Starts at $17.50
SINGLE TICKETS:  Starts at $25
+  Post-Show Artist Talk on Fri, Oct 19
Prices subject to change after Aug 26  
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Thursday October 18, 2012
Performances no longer available.

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Composition by Joseph C. Phillips Jr.

Co-produced by BAMcinématek

“Enormous marching troops, shadows, general mayhem of the masses—all wonderfully exactly done, perfectly smooth in its execution, astounding in its swirling but clear movement.”
—The New York Times on Lubitsch’s The Loves of Pharaoh

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

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Post-Show Artist Talk 

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.

Joseph C. Phillips Jr.
Joseph C. Phillips Jr.

Joseph C. Phillips Jr. is an experimental composer and the founder of Numinous. His music combines jazz and classical technique with the influence of film and visual arts.


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The Loves of Pharoah in the news
“Ernst Lubitsch’s The Loves of Pharaoh Is Reborn”
1922 Review of The Loves of Pharaoh
On Restoring a Lubitsch Masterpiece