The Organist at St. Vitus Cathedral
Celebrated actor/composer/theater director Karel Hašler is the organist in this beautiful Czech film (original language title: Varhaník U Svateho Víta). Jaroslav Blazek’s exquisite cinematography imparts a dreamlike quality to this drama set in Prague, an affecting story of devotion, suicide, blackmail, and atonement.
DCP from film material preserved by Národní Filmový Archiv, Prague
Live music by Maud Nelissen
Dutch composer and pianist Maud Nelissen has earned international acclaim performing live and recording both solo and with her ensemble, The Sprockets. She made her American debut in 2008 at the Telluride Film Festival and, in 2011, she performed at the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Los Angeles. She will conduct the accompaniment for this year’s closing night film, The Merry Widow.