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1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Feb 25, 2012

Georges Méliès
Restored Georges Méliès Short & Documentary on the Restoration!

This event is sold out. There will be a standby line. All ticket buyers eligible to win a copy of the new CD "Le Voyage Dans La Lune" by AIR!

110th Anniversary!A Trip to the Moon,” 1902, Flicker Alley, 14 min. Presented in its fully restored original 1902 colors (and featuring a new, kinetic soundtrack by AIR), Georges Méliès’ classic adventure tale of a lunar voyage is now as beautiful as ever. Come see the restoration that premiered at Cannes 2011 and was hailed by New York Times film critic A.O. Scott as “surely a cinematic highlight of the year, maybe the century.” Winner of the 2011 National Society of Film Critics’ Best Film Restoration Award.

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2011, Lobster Films, 78 min, France, Dir: Serge Bromberg, Eric Lange

This fascinating documentary chronicles the recent restoration of Georges Méliès’ fantastical “A Trip to the Moon” to its original 1902 colors - from film archivists Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange of Lobster Films acquiring a severely damaged color print in 1999, to the tedious task of peeling off and unrolling the nitrate prints in order to digitize them, to the two-year process of discovering the images on those fragments, to the eight-year wait for technology to become available for Lobster Films to access the images on the digitized hard drive. Includes interviews with contemporary filmmakers such as Costa-Gavras, Michel Gondry, Michel Hazanavicius and Jean-Pierre Jeunet on Méliès’ enduring significance to cinema.

THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE courtesy of Flicker Alley.
Aero Theatre • Sat, Feb 25, 2012 • 7:30pm

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