Dir. Lotte Reiniger, 1926, Germany, 65 min.
Adapted from One Thousand and One Nights, and hailed as one of the greatest animations of all time, this film weaves enchanting visuals with a classical score. A wicked sorcerer tricks Prince Achmed into embarking on a doomed mission, but the prince foils the magician’s plan— joining forces with Aladdin, doing battle with the sorcerer’s army of monsters and demons, and falling in love with the beautiful Princess Peri Banu.
Friday afternoon intro and discussion led by Andy McGraw, Associate Professor of Music with special guest, Balinese shadow master Gusti Sudarta, in partnership with the Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts.
Thursday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. Jepson Hall, Room 118
Friday, January 25 at 3 & 7:30 p.m. Ukrop Auditorium
Free and open to the public, all films are screened in their original language with English subtitles. Sponsored by International Education and the Boatwright Memorial Library Media Resource Center.
Contact: Office International Ed