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Special Screening
100 Years of Animation
Serge Bromberg presents
Treasures from a Chest

Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 7pm

Presented in partnership with BAM
Part of Florence Gould Hall 20th Anniversary Celebration

Serge Bromberg presents a vibrant program celebrating one hundred years of animated films!

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!

Fantasmagorie
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.

Egged On
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 for transport.

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.

In English

Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street

 

Ticket Price
FIAF Members Free*
($2 advance tickets)
Non-Members $10
Students w/ ID $7
*Free tickets are distributed on the day of the event. Present your membership card at the box office.

 

 

American Airlines
Florence Gould HallFondation Jean-Luc Lagardère
New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency
 

FIAF Fall 2008 Sponsors:
American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF
Florence Gould Foundation
Fondation Jean-Luc Lagardère

Cinéma programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency

 

Special thanks to BAM, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Lobster Films

Photo©Lobster Films

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