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A Trip to the Moon / THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE

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Sat, February 25th at 7:30pm

Restored Georges M?li?s Short & Documentary on the Restoration!

?A Trip to the Moon? / THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE

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 M?li?s? 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.

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

This fascinating documentary chronicles the recent restoration of Georges M?li?s? 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 M?li?s? enduring significance to cinema.

THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE courtesy of Flicker Alley.



 

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Silent Film