Live Live Cinema

Live Live takes the concept of live cinema further than most, creating radically immersive cinematic journeys. New Zealand’s leading musical maverick Leon Radojkovic leads a masterful crew of musicians and actors to recreate every sound using a combination of spoken voice, and mechanical and digital sound design to accompany the films Carnival of Souls and Dementia 13.

Herk Harvey’s stunning black and white film Carnival of Souls, and Dementia 13 (from a young and ultimately legendary Francis Ford Coppola) are both stylishly crafted gems of gothic horror.

Carnival of Souls
Carnival of Souls, an independent film made in 1962 and originally regarded as B-grade, has become a cult classic. After a traumatic road accident, a woman is drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival where she is relentlessly haunted by ghouls and ghosts. Filmed over three weeks in Kansas using mostly amateur actors, this marvellous schlock horror, with powerful cinematography and creepy film noir atmosphere, is the perfect vehicle for the acoustic artistry of Live Live.

‘Totally engaging and entertaining’
National Business Review

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