Manual Cinema: Lula Del Ray | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Live-To-Picture: Music & Movies We Love

With the launch of our new 2017 Summer/Fall Season and more great shows and experiences ahead, we’re focusing on what we love best about entertainment—the energy of live music and the thrill of the big screen. And so, we give you Live-To-Picture!

Live-To-Picture is a celebration of the music and movies we love, an expansion of the cinematic experiences we crave. The heartfelt, the experimental, the fantastical, the brooding—the combination of sight and sound in a darkened theater is unlike any other. With our partners, we’re bringing you the best of sound and screen in live, multi-media experience so that we can relive the anticipation and the awe all over again. Because who doesn’t want that?

THIS is what’s coming up.

Manual Cinema: Lula Del Ray

Manual Cinema: Lula Del Ray | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

  • Wednesday, September 13 | 7:30pm
  • Thursday, September 14 | 7:30pm, 10pm

This troupe of theatrical artists are not just shadow puppeteers, but creators of an otherworldly landscape through a striking combination of live actors, old-school projectors and silhouette magic. Alluringly lo-fi, the spectral beauty of Manual Cinema’s Lula Del Ray tells the story of a girl within a vast desert plane who embarks on a hypnotic journey to meet up with a beloved country music duo. With mid-century flair and notes of early paper animation, Manual Cinema creates a unique “live film” experience that is simultaneously entrapping and freeing, and downright gorgeous.

Star Wars: A New Hope

Star Wars: A New Hope | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

  • Wednesday, October 11 | 7:30pm
  • Thursday, October 12 | 7:30pm
  • Featuring the Austin Symphony Orchestra

John Williams’ legendary “Star Wars” score didn’t just enhance a great story, it gave life to an entire galaxy. From “Binary Sunset” to the “Imperial March,” the themes of “A New Hope”—celebrating its 40th Anniversary year—ushered in a renaissance of film music, the likes of which Hollywood hadn’t seen in decades. Williams created fully-formed characters and a compelling narrative in which millions of fans could lose themselves without ever having to open their eyes. Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm and Warner/Chappell Music.

Live To Picture | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

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