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Lula Del Ray

Manual Cinema

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Australian Premiere / Exclusive to Adelaide

  • About

    Manual Cinema will be performing two works at Adelaide Festival 2017: Magic City and Lula Del Ray. For details on Magic City, click here.

    Manual Cinema creates real-time animated cinema using overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, in silhouette actors, live feed cameras, multi-channel sound design and an onstage music ensemble. Their “movies” evoke the visual poetry of silent classics with the sophistication of Hitchcock and the contemporary gothic of Tim Burton. This collective of artists takes place on stage in full view, a hypnotising adjunct to their storytelling.

    Lula Del Ray is a lonely adolescent girl living on the outskirts of a vast satellite array in the American Southwest. Lula becomes obsessed with a soulful country music duo and leaves home to meet them. Inspired by the music of Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline, this is a bittersweet coming-of-age story.

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  • Credits

    Conceived by Julia Miller
    Based on original text by Brendan Hill
    Directors and Designers Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace and Julia Miller
    Production Manager/Sound Engineer Mike Usrey
    Original Sound Design Kyle Vegter with Ben Kauffman
    Original Score Kyle Vegter and Ben Kauffman with Maren Celest, Michael Hilger and Jacob Winchester

    USA

    Images Jerry Shulman

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    Artistic Directors Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy preview Manual Cinema


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“An air of do-it-yourself humility that makes its soaring enchantment all the more impressive”

The New York Times

“To describe Manual Cinema as just a shadow puppet show is to say Pixar makes cartoons”

Chicago Tribune

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