On February 22 , it started the VI edition of the International Classic Film Festival in Granada, which continues until March 2.
The festival , called “Retroback” began its celebration with a Gala Opening on the same day 22 at 20:30 h , by the Orquestra Ciudad de Granada with a concert of classic cinema.
As every year the OCG adds a touch of class to all Festival: unlike previous years, it will welcome Retroback with exquisite repertoire of cinema.
The OCG will perform works of the first period of American classic cinema. The musical direction of the concerts is by José Luis Estellés , while narrating voice is Larissa Ramos, in the play “The Jungle Book”.
After the gala will start projections also classics like ” All About Eve “, ” The Night of the Iguana “ and ” Person” .
Throughout the Festival , each day will be a different argument for the projected films : namely, different categories that will alternate day by day:
- Celluloid Myths : Ava Gardner
- Tribute : Luis Buñuel
- Black and white clasical films
- Black and white Fantasies
- Film noir
- Black and white new clasical films
- Europe in black and white
So each day, we can look at the most remarkable and characteristic works of each category.
For example, Luis Buñuel’s ” Un Chien Andalou “, ” The Golden Age ” ” Tristana “, and Ava Gardner movies, ” Cemetery Junction ,” ” Outlaws ,” ” 55 Days at Peking ,” ” Seven Days in May “ , etc. will be passed, and so is for all the categories .
Then , in addition to all the movies , you can attend side events, such as the inaugural concert, that are other activities integrating the exposition
For example , yesterday it has had , and will also next Sunday , a children’s exposure to music and classic animated film , with screenings of short films of classic animation and live music composition of the “Potato Head Jazz Band “, so you can look notable characters, as Betty Boo , moving to the beat of the best swing.
In conclusion, the last day , at the Isabel la Catolica theatre, the festival is going to conclude with other displays of the “Potato Head Jazz Band ,” who come to the “Film Noir” and to the swing of the 20s, in a black and white evening where they will be joined by dancers Xavier and Ariadne , Indy Hop European and world champions of Indy Hop.
So, enjoy this extraordinary program !