Bromberg presents a vibrant program celebrating one hundred years of animated
A collector of more than 20,000 early movies and the artistic force
behind Lobster Films, Bromberg has become one of the great champions of
silent films and a master at recreating the initial rush audiences felt
when first entering the cinema house.
Throughout this exceptional event, Bromberg will present animated shorts
that he has discovered and restored, accompanying them with anecdotes and
piano music, in a program created especially for FIAF. This event is sure
to sell out, so buy tickets in advance!
Emile Cohl, 1908. B&W. 2 min.
The first animated cartoon, which screened in France
100 years ago. Previously thought lost, it was recently
restored by the French Archives, Gaumont, and Lobster Films.
Cartoon Factory (Koko the Clown)
Dave and Max Fleischer, 1924. B&W. 8min.
Starring the wonderful character Koko, who has recently
escaped from his creator’s inkwell, this film combines live action and
animation. Part of The Ink Well Imps series.
The Sinking of the Lusitania
Winsor McCay, 1918. B&W. 7min.
A master illustrator and pioneer of animated
cartoons in the United States, Winsor McCay, created
this strange masterpiece three years after the Germans sunk the Lusitania.
A poignant tribute to the 1,500
people aboard the line cruiser who lost their lives.
Charley Bowers and H.L. Muller, 1926. B&W. 24 min.
With Charley Bowers
Charley invents a machine that turns ordinary eggs into unbreakable ones
Tulips Shall Grow
George Pal, 1942. Color. 7min.
Despite war and destruction, tulips will always grow
in the spring. This film is a wonderful Technicolor
treat made in support of Dutch resistance to the Nazis.
It features the animated puppets by Hungarian
master George Pal.