SCREEN SCORES: SNOW WHITE (1916) w/ LIVE SCORE BY HARPIST-COMPOSER LESLIE MCMICHAEL & VIOLIST BARBARA MCMICHAEL
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SUNDAY, JULY 28
SNOW WHITE (1916) w/ LIVE SCORE BY HARPIST-COMPOSER LESLIE MCMICHAEL & VIOLIST BARBARA MCMICHAEL
$10 GA / $7 OFS
Sponsored by Harlequin Productions
Doors 1:30PM / Show 2:30PM
Everyone knows Disney’s classic animated film Snow White, but few are aware that that a teenage Walt Disney growing up in Kansas City saw the original silent movie of the fairy tale, and it was this 1916 silent that inspired him to blaze a path in filmmaking and make his own version in 1937. Like all silent films, Snow White was made on flammable nitrate film stock, and for many years, it was rumored to have been destroyed in a vault fire. But a single theatrical print was discovered in the Netherlands in 1992, and a heroic restoration was performed by the George Eastman House film archive. Now the whimsical silent fantasy returns to the silver screen, and Olympia film lovers can see the long- lost Snow White with live musical accompaniment. Harpist-composer Leslie McMichael’s magical score brings the silent film alive on Sunday, July 28 at the Capitol Theater. The screening of the beautifully restored historic film is presented by the Olympia Film Society. McMichael will perform live on the concert harp for the 63 minute film, and her original score also features Barbara McMichael on viola.