Celebrating Early Cinema: A Trip to the Moon and Other Trips Through Time and Space…with Serge Bromberg at the Academy Museum
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Wed, 05/25/2022 – 15:17
In conjunction with City of Cinema: Paris 1850–1907, and in partnership with the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, view a selection of films from the dawn of cinema at the Academy Museum. Experience magical fantasies and slapstick comedies during June Family Matinees, and hear from Serge Bromberg of Lobster Films during a special one-man show featuring astounding early film discoveries.
The Academy Museum is the largest institution in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, programs, collection and these screenings.
A Trip to the Moon and Other Trips Through Time and Space…with Serge Bromberg
Serge Bromberg began to search for forgotten films as a 9-year-old boy, hunting through attics, flea markets, and abandoned houses. After meeting another passionate collector, Eric Lange, they started a shared collection in 1985—37 years ago this June—with the goal of bringing old movies back to life and sharing them with the public.
Today, Bromberg/Lange’s Lobster Collection boasts about 150,000 film reels. It is an immensely valuable collection, because during the first 50 years of cinema, films were not kept—on the contrary, stores were deliberately destroyed, because it was thought old films took up unnecessary space. Today, old forgotten nitrate films are also facing chemical destruction and physical decay, as well as the threat of burning, since they are quite flammable. Searching, finding, and preserving old films is a race against time.
Since 1992, Serge Bromberg has toured the world presenting the gems of his collection to the public. In his unique one-man-show, he introduces his most astounding discoveries and accompanies the films by playing the piano, thus honoring the way these films were originally presented. In addition, Bromberg speaks about the origin of the films—and in these stories, fact is often stranger than fiction.
This film is presented at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
-Sat, 06/11/2022 – 21:30
Image: Still from A Trip to the Moon (1902)
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