The Extraordinary Voyage (2011) with restored A Trip to the Moon (1902)

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The Extraordinary Voyage (2011) with restored A Trip to the Moon (1902)
George Melies,
France | English and French with English subtitles | Format: Digital | 92 minutes

Director Serge Bromberg in person at Sunday's 8:30pm screening!

Special Amphitheater Ticket Prices:
$10 General Public
$8 Students & Seniors
$7 Members

A Trip to the Moon / Le voyage dans la lune
George 
Méliès | 1902 | France | HDCam | 14m
Presented in its fully restored original 1902 colors (and featuring a new, kinetic soundtrack by AIR), Georges Méliès’ classic adventure tale of a lunar voyage is now as beautiful as ever. Come see the restoration that premiered at Cannes 2011 and was hailed by New York Times film critic A.O. Scott as “surely a cinematic highlight of the year, maybe the century.” Winner of the 2011 National Society of Film Critics’ Best Film Restoration Award. —American Cinematheque

“Surely a cinematic highlight of the year, maybe the century.” —A.O. Scott

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The Extraordinary Voyage
Serge Bromberg, Eric Lange | 2011 | France | HDCam | 78m
This fascinating documentary chronicles the recent restoration of Georges Méliès’ fantastical “A Trip to the Moon” to its original 1902 colors - from film archivists Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange of Lobster Films acquiring a severely damaged color print in 1999, to the tedious task of peeling off and unrolling the nitrate prints in order to digitize them, to the two-year process of discovering the images on those fragments, to the eight-year wait for technology to become available for Lobster Films to access the images on the digitized hard drive. Includes interviews with contemporary filmmakers such as Costa-Gavras, Michel Gondry, Michel Hazanavicius and Jean-Pierre Jeunet on Méliès’ enduring significance to cinema. —American Cinematheque

Discover AIR's soundtrack fo A Trip to the Moon at www.astralwerks.com/air.

Venue: Film Center Amphitheater

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