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Film meets music and magic during Méliès Cine-Concert

Georges Méliès' 1902 film, "A Trip to the Moon," was the first motion picture to visit the moon — and one of the first films with a plot.
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Georges Méliès' 1902 film, "A Trip to the Moon," was the first motion picture to visit the moon — and one of the first films with a plot.

Georges Méliès is one of film’s founding fathers and often considered the creator of the cinematic spectacle. His films, which were developed around the turn of the century, are finding new life thanks to the work of French musician and magician Jean-François Alcoléa.

“Right in the Eye” is a concert designed as a soundtrack to a montage of silent films by Méliès. That show is coming to the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish on February 24.

We talk with Jean-François Alcoléa and learn how the filmography of Méliès inspired him to pursue a "collaboration."