2:00 pm | $6 | (1926) | Fantasy/Indie film | 1h 21m

“More than seventy-five years later, this enchanting film still stands as one of the great classics of animation — beautiful, mesmerizing and utterly seductive.” Milestone Films

“A rapturous animated kaleidoscope.” Wesley Morris

“Beautiful and innovative, age only adds to its brilliance and charm.” David Parkinson

The Rosendale Theatre Collective’s Sunday Silents series opens it’s 2018-19 season with Lotte Reiniger’s “The Adventures of Prince Achmed”. Considered the oldest surving full-length animated film,it is a shining example of Director Lotte Reiniger’s use of silhouette animation which consisted of manipulated cardboard cutouts. With this deceptively simple technique, Reiniger weaves a magic tale of Prince Achmed, his flying horse, a beautiful princess, Aladdin’s lamp and the obligatory villains that try to thwart true love.Reiniger is considered a pioneer in animation – she preceeded Disney and Ub Iwerks by a decade with her use of the multiplane camera – and one of the few women directors whose work is still relatively well known. Most of her works are short films and the other full-length films did not meet with as much acclaim as Prince Achmed. Reiniger retired from film making after she and her husband director Carl Koch settled in London; but returned to filmmaking after his death in 1963 and would work until her death in 1981.

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