Once upon a time, long before Disney and the other animation giants, Lotte Reiniger ignited the screen with shadows, light, and scissors—a unique style of storytelling and visual contrast has inspired many filmmakers. The Adventures of Prince Achmed is the oldest surviving feature-length animation, and she also invented the multi-plane camera, changing the field of animation forever. This visual symphony of smart, artful, and romantic animation is accompanied by a truly imaginative and emotional musical score as well as the wonderful narration of Lotte’s gravely and thickly accented voice.
Screening with Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405.
The festival thanks its generous sponsors. Major sponsorship provided by the Department of Humanities, the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.
Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
All events are free and open to the public. They will be held in Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on the Michigan Tech campus. Please see the Festival Admission page for information about how to get in.
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Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.