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“The Adventures of Robin Hood” Film Presented in Rare Print at Korngold Festival
April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Korngold Festival, presented in partnership with University of Chicago and Folks Operetta, is proud to announce Korngold Rediscovered, highlighting the life and music of one of the 20th century’s most successful yet underrecognized composers, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, with live performances April 1-10.
On Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. the 1938 film, “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” will be presented in a rare archival print by the Film Studies Center, providing a remarkable complement for the performances of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s 1937 opera, Die Kathrin, the American premiere of which is the centerpiece of the Korngold Festival. This film was the first to realize the full dimensions of the epic movie that Hollywood films would in many ways define. The all-star cast including Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone and Claude Rains appear larger than life, and is shot in technicolor, moving through the sonic landscape of Korngold’s richly orchestrated composition. In fact, he received the 1938 Academy Award for the best dramatic score in a film. For Korngold, “The Adventures of Robin Hood” and Die Kathrin together symbolized the passage from the impending crisis in Vienna to that of the New World. Print courtesy of the George Eastman Museum and lent by an anonymous collector.
This event will take place Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Chicago’s David and Reva Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. To reserve tickets for individual events please visit “Concerts and Events” at https://www.korngoldfestival.org.