Egyptian Theatre
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Fri, Mar 30, 2018
7:30pm
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THE TALE OF THE FOX
Russian-born animator Ladislas Starewitch was a pioneer of stop-motion technique whose fantastical films have influenced such directors as Wes Anderson and the Quay Brothers. This program is excerpted from the Anthology Film Archives’ recent retrospective “A Stop-Motion Bestiary: The Films of Ladislas Starewitch.”

Program includes the shorts:
“The Mascot” (Fétiche Mascotte) (1933, 21 min. Dir. Ladislas Starewitch)

“The Magic Clock” (L'Horloge Magique) (1928, 30 min. Dir. Ladislas Starewitch) Preserved by The Museum of Modern Art.

THE TALE OF THE FOX
LE ROMAN DE RENARD
1930, 65 min, France, Dir: Irene Starewitch, Ladislas Starewitch

One of the first animated feature films in cinema history (it premiered a full year before Disney’s SNOW WHITE), and the only film of this scope that Starewitch would make, THE TALE OF THE FOX is a masterpiece of the form. Master Fox, the forest’s utmost trickster, harasses the king upon whose lands he lives. Following a particularly wily hoax, however, the king orders Master Fox to be arrested and brought before the court. Inspired by a medieval French fable, THE TALE OF THE FOX is a ceaselessly inventive and wondrous film.


Please note that the print of “The Magic Clock” has French intertitles. | Screening formats: DCP (THE TALE OF THE FOX), 35mm (“The Mascot,” “The Magic Clock”).
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Mar 30, 2018 • 7:30pm
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