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The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Germany, 1926)

September 22, 2013 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Germany, 1926)

Directed by Lotte Reiniger

In this enchanting fairy tale based on The Arabian Nights, a flying horse takes Prince Achmed on a magical adventure to faraway lands, where he befriends a witch, falls in love with a beautiful princess, and defeats a scheming sorcerer. With rich color tinting and an enthralling silhouette animation technique, The Adventures of Prince Achmed is a unique and delightful masterpiece.

Comenius-Film GmbH. Screenwriter: Lotte Reiniger.

35mm, b/w with color tinting, silent, approx. 65 min.

Musical accompaniment will be provided by Cliff Retallick.

Note: Recommended for ages 7+

This free screening is offered as a part of “Family Flicks,” a free matinee screening series of new and classic family-friendly films from around the world presented by The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum.

Preceded by:

Papageno (Germany, 1935)

Directed by Lotte Reiniger

Director Lotte Reiniger’s fanciful animated adaptation of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute tells the story of Papageno, a bird-catcher whose feathered friends help drive off a menacing snake and unite him with the lovely maiden Papagena.

Producer: Carl Koch.

16mm, b/w, 11 min.


September 22, 2013
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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