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The Adventures of Prince Achmed

(Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed)

Hand-Tinted and Toned 35mm Print

Recommended for ages 7 & up

  • Judith Rosenberg
    Live Music

    Judith Rosenberg on piano

One of the world’s first animated feature films, Lotte Reiniger’s enchanting work uses intricate silhouettes made from cutout cardboard and thin sheets of lead, an animation technique she invented, to enact a tale from The Arabian Nights. The film tells the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse. What follows is a series of wondrous adventures. “It impresses for its exquisite craftsmanship, balletic movement, expressive romanticism, and moments of potent sensuousness and poetry” (Wally Hammond, Time Out).

Print Info
  • Hand-tinted
  • 35mm
  • Silent
  • 72 mins
  • Milestone Film & Video

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The adventures of Prince Achmed (program note), Fine Arts Cinema, Alfio Bastiancich, 1998

The adventures of Prince Achmed (review), SF Weekly, Gregg Rickman, 1997

The adventures of Prince Achmed (review), San Francisco Bay Guardian, Dennis Harvey, 1997

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