Saturday, August 4 2012
| 7 pm
$4, Members free
Please Note: The ensemble Les Primitifs du Futur is unable to tour the U.S. this summer, and we regret to announce the cancellation of their performances August 3 and 4 in association with the movies Midnight in Paris and Hugo. The movies will be screened at 9 pm as part of the summer film series at the normal price. Refunds for the Music–Movie Combos can be requested by calling the Museum Box Office, (919) 715-5923.
You don’t need to fly to Paris to experience its charm and romance. We’re bringing it to you!
We’re delighted to welcome back the delightful ensemble of French musicians who were a highlight of the grand opening celebration of the NCMA’s West Building in 2010. Les Primitifs du Futur was formed more than 20 years ago by Parisian jazz guitarist Dominique Cravic and the legendary American underground cartoonist R. Crumb, who moved to the south of France in the early 1990s. Their goal was to capture the essence of the wonderful Parisian dancehall music known as bal musette, while updating it with a wider palette of musical colors from around the world.
The band opens for a special outdoor presentation of Hugo, director Martin Scorsese's critically acclaimed first venture into family entertainment. The movie received 11 Academy Award nominations and five Oscars! Set in a beautifully rendered, stylized Paris of the early 20th century, it is a love letter to moviemaking that celebrates the contributions of pioneering French director Georges Méliès. Les Primitifs’ music is featured on the movie’s soundtrack.