November 9th and 10th!
Drawing its inspiration from the fictional fantasy worlds of such features as The Impossible Voyage, or the burlesque universe of shorts such as The Four Troublesome Heads, the movie-concert Right in the Eye presents a modern rendition of the poetic and playful universe of Georges Méliès by aptly serving both its images and its narrative.
If fanciful mental constructs and abstract concepts were to become personified, it would be no surprise if they took the form of Georges Méliès. Considered the inventor of cinema by the Lumière brothers, Méliès is someone best-defined by superlatives. It took just a few years for this pioneer and entertainer of genius, gifted with an inventive and emblematic personality, to reveal the full extent of his visionary genius, before ending his life in poverty, entirely forgotten.
Tickets – $20 members / $25 non-members
The films –
Introduction (documentary based on archival material)
Le cauchemar (A Nightmare)
Un homme de têtes (The Four Troublesome Heads)
Voyage à travers l’impossible (The Impossible Voyage)
La visite sous-marine du Maine (Divers at Work on the Wreck of the “Maine”)
Le voyage de Gulliver à Lilliput et chez les Géants (The Lilliputians and the Giants)
Panorama pris d’un train en marche (Panorama from Top of a Moving Train)
Les nouvelles luttes extravagantes (Fat and Lean Wrestling Match)
Le merveilleux éventail vivant (The Marvelous Living Fan)
L’équilibre impossible (An Impossible Balancing Feat)
Le royaume des fées (The Kingdom of Fairies)
Nain et géant (The Dwarf and the Giant)