The Adventures of Prince Achmed
Director: Lotte Reiniger Run Time: 80 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1926
Join The FOFIF and Hey Kids Comics! for a FAMILY FRIENDLY brunch screening of THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED along with director Lotte Reiniger’s short film, CINDERELLA. Audience will receive an exclusive special limited zine from HKC! To make an additional $10 donation to The Future of Film is Female, select the “Event + Donation” ticket on the checkout screen.
Did you know that the first animated feature was directed by a woman? Lotte Reiniger’s astonishing 1926 adaptation of tales from “One Thousand and One Nights”, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, uses striking silhouette cutouts and gorgeous color tinting to bring to life the story of an Arabian prince who is whisked away on a flying horse to an enchanted land where he tangles with an evil sorcerer, rescues a princess, and joins forces with none other than Aladdin. Painstakingly composed frame by frame by Reiniger over the course of three years, this landmark work is both an enchanting storybook saga and a retina-delighting triumph of visual imagination.
Screening before the film will be Cinderella (13 min) as pioneering animator Lotte Reiniger takes on one of the world’s most famous fairytales and makes it her own.