Dante's Inferno: Film Screening with Paul Zaloom
Dante's Inferno has been kicking around the cultural playground for over 700 years. But it has never before been interpreted with exquisitely hand-drawn paper puppets, brought to life using purely hand-made special effects. Until now. Rediscover this literary classic, retold in a kind of apocalyptic graphic novel meets Victorian-era toy theater. Dante's Hell is brought to lurid 3-dimensional, high-definition life in a darkly comedic travelogue of the underworld set against an all-too-familiar urban backdrop of used car lots, gated communities, strip malls, and the U.S. Capitol. And populated with a contemporary cast of reprobates, including famous and infamous politicians, presidents, popes, pimps, and the Prince of Darkness himself.
A short Q&A with Paul Zaloom will follow the film.
Cost to participate in the workshop AND stay for the film after is $25. Schedule is as follows:
4:00pm Workshop: A Theater of Trash
5:30pm Dinner Break
6:30pm Doors open for Film Screening
7:00pm Screening Dantes Inferno w/ Artist Intro
Q&A with Paul Zaloom to follow
Mayo Street Arts (View)
10 Mayo St.
Portland, ME 04101