Category Archives: Frontier Matinee

Live music and other performances, to assist us all in getting cultured.

Ubyh dance – Убыхский танец.m2ts…


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July 10, 2021

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Thanks to feinmann!

“Ubyh dance performed by Malyenkii Djigit folk dancing ensemble from Kabarda Zalukoquazhe

A beautiful, passionate Circassian dance that clearly recognizes and celebrates the strengths and differences of men and women. And their absolute necessity for each other.”

For me the mesmerising dance enacted by these children evokes the fantasy of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1974 film Arabian Nights … also the dress of the boys reminds me of the imagery created by Asger Lund within his boylove novel (published by Spartacus): The Boy And The Dagger.”

This is wonderful!

The boy spinning in the air and landing on his shins is making me wince, though…That’s hard flooring.



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Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)…


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Date: June 24, 2021

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“An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental Lord, who oversees the trust.

Director: John Cromwell
Writers: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Hugh Walpole
Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Dolores Costello, C. Aubrey Smith
Genres: Classics, Drama, Family, Romance”

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Kipps (1941) Michael Redgrave, Phyllis Calvert FULL UK RELEASE PRINT!…


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Date: June 20, 2021

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“Perfect casting, script & acting make “Kipps”, based on the novel by H.G.Wells, a wonderful and hugely entertaining film. Michael Redgrave, as the lead character (who finds that money cannot buy true happiness) heads a sterling cast of British players, with Phyllis Calvert & Diana Wynyard as the two women in his life. The film was directed by Carol Reed at the Gaumont British studios in England, but was one of the films financed by Twentieth Century Fox through the deal struck when Gaumont British faced a financial crisis in 1938. Child actors Philip Frost & Diana Calderwood portray Kipps and his first love Ann as children, and their sensitive performances for the first 15 minutes of the film draw the viewer in for the story to follow. Philip Frost metamorphizing into Michael Redgrave is believable, except for the fact that Master Frost and Mr Redgrave part their hair on opposite sides! “Kipps” has been transmitted several times on C4, but the last screening was now over 10 years ago, and with no sign of any dvd release, this film is a most worthy candidate for re-appraisal. The story was of course remade as the musical “Half a sixpence” with Tommy Steele, and although this original film was not a musical, there are a few musical interludes along the way. Recently the cut down US release print of the film has been shown on Talking Pictures TV in the UK, but presented here is the longer UK release as shown over 10 years ago on C4.”

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Rencontre en terre méconnue – 2018…


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Date: April 10, 2021

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“Ce documentaire fiction de 26′ a pour sujet la Bibliothèque Humaniste de Sélestat, ville du centre Alsace. À travers la quête d’un jeune garçon et les explications d’un historien mystérieux se dévoile la grande histoire de l’Humanisme en Alsace. Un film coproduit par Les Films de l’Europe et la Ville de Sélestat, réalisé par moi-même.

This 26 ‘fiction documentary is about the Humanist Library of Sélestat, a town in central Alsace. Through the quest of a young boy and the explanations of a mysterious historian, the great history of Humanism in Alsace is revealed. A film co-produced by Les Films de l’Europe and the City of Sélestat, directed by myself.”

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Les Enfants de la Baleine Blanche (HD) – 1991…


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Date: April 06, 2021

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“A unique encounter between childhood and adventure. This documentary, shot between September 1988 and August 1989, filmed in part by the young French teenagers of this expedition, who set out to meet the Silver Bank humpback whales off the Dominican Republic, recounts their journey from France to Caribbean Sea on two small offshore sailing ships. An immersion in the world of Peter Pan, where time seems to have stood still at 12 years old! Ushuaia Trophy deserved for this journey of college students … outside their school. Just that of life and discovery.”

Ah!…

…To swim in the sea, with beautiful boys!…

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Belle And Sebastian…


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Date: April 06, 2020

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“Based on the acclaimed children’s novel by Cécile Aubry, BELLE and SEBASTIAN follows the courageous adventures of a young boy and his giant sheepdog amidst the stunning backdrop of the snow-covered Alps. In WWII-occupied France, on the border of Switzerland, six-year-old Sebastian tames the enormous, yet gentle mountain dog Belle, who, despite the fears of the local villagers, becomes his best friend and protector. When the Nazis arrive and begin rooting out resistance members and Jewish refugees, Belle and Sebastian prove their loyalty – the village and each other – when they undertake a treacherous journey to help the cause.”

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