Thursday, August 25, 2005

Movie's and Music on the Lawn: films of Georges Melies this Saturday

Georges Melies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Melies is well known as an innovator in early film techniques. "He accidentally discovered the stop trick, or substitution, in 1896, and was one of the first filmmakers to use multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted color in his films." Saturday night will feature "“A Trip to the Moon", "The Kingdom of the Fairies"”, "“Jupiter'’s Thunderbolts"”, "“The Mermaid" and the "The Magic Lantern", as well as another episode of "The Power God". The film "A Trip to the Moon" was paid tribute by the Smashing Pumkins in their award winning video for "Tonight Tonight", which you can watch here.

As usual, the cost is $5, or free for gallery members, and there is free popcorn. Starts at 8pm, or after dark. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs if you like. Hope to see you there.

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