Celebrating Early Cinema: Family Matinee—Shorts Program: The Magic Cinema of George Méliès at the Academy Museum
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Wed, 05/25/2022 – 14:39
In conjunction with City of Cinema: Paris 1850–1907, and in partnership with the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, enjoy a selection of films from the dawn of cinema presented 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.
Shorts Program: The Magic Cinema of George Méliès
Georges Méliès (1861–1938) was early cinema’s greatest artistic innovator, inventing and implementing ingenious special effects that could send viewers to the depths of outer space or the bottom of the sea. A magician as well as a filmmaker, Méliès’s greatest stage was the cinema screen itself. This program features some of Méliès’s best tricks, films, and fantasies, all beautifully restored by Lobster Films.
This film is presented at The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
-Sat, 06/18/2022 – 13:00
Image: Still from A Trip to the Moon (1902)
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