Magic Lantern at the Frye: December 2013, January 2014

Posted on December 06, 2013, 11:49 am
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The long-running screening and lecture series Magic Lantern at the Frye Museum continues in December and January with three events. Curated and hosted by film critic Robert Horton, the series uses the Frye’s exhibitions and collections as a starting point for cinematic exploration.

Sunday, December 15, 2PM: The Adventures of Prince Achmed

One of the first fully animated feature films, Lotte Reiniger’s 1926 masterpiece used dazzling silhouetted cut-outs to tells a story inspired by 1001 Arabian Nights.

Thursday, December 19, 7PM: Ninth Annual Critics Wrap

A lively panel of critics praises and pans their picks for the best and worst films of 2013, sharing insights and jests.

Sunday, January 26, 2PM: Virgins, Hausfraus, and Fallen Angels: Images of Women in Early German Film

The Franz von Stuck exhibit inspires in part a discussion of how early German cinema depicted complicated women, including the two Marias of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and Marlene Dietrich’s adored portrayal in Der Blaue Engel.


So what is WSJ’s take on all this? It would be great to read a more substantive article about this deal rather than something akin to a blog post recounting another (more brave) media outlet……