Tag: Alicia Svigals

TJFF 2018: The Ancient Law (1923) Live!

TJFF 2018: The Ancient Law (1923) Live!

May 7, 2018 | By

Reviews of works currently screening at TJFF 2018 begins with The Ancient Law / Das alte Gesetz (1923), a rare German film supported by a live score performance with pianist Donald Sosin and Klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals.

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Film: Ancient Law, The  / This Ancient Law / Das alte Gesetz (1923)

Film: Ancient Law, The / This Ancient Law / Das alte Gesetz (1923)

May 7, 2018 | By

Recently cited as the precursor & inspiration to Warner Bros.’ classic and history making all-talking, all-singing sound hit The Jazz Singer (1927), this forgotten German silent classic was recently restored by gathering the best elements from five surviving colour-tinted prints from around the world, as the original negative and German version no longer exist…

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