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The Adventures of Prince Achmed

(Certificate U, 1926)
This beautiful silhouette animation is the oldest surviving animated feature film.
Join Prince Achmed on his exciting journey from Baghdad to China bringing to life tales from Arabian Nights.
PLUS Musician Chris Davies complements this captivating film with his skilful composition in a live performance using a spectacular array of instruments.
Thursday 3rd December • 7.30pm

Access — Please note that unfortunately our building is not yet wheelchair accessible.

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Dec 03 2015


Date: 3rd Dec 2015
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost: £3 – £6
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The Vale, Unit 2 Vale Mill, Micklehurst Road

Mossley, OL59JL United Kingdom

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"The film is littered with traces of its own physicality: variations in colour, specks of dust, and flickering light. The bold silhouettes have simplified movements, and the simple power of positive and negative space create a flatness that transports scenes of celebration and ritual into compelling abstract patterns. The technique of metamorphosis – in which one shape tranforms seamlessly into another – plays out beautifully in a battle between the magician and the witch when they morph magically into animals"