The Adventures of Prince Achmed
Fri Jan 25: 7.00pm
Festival - Childrens Film Festival Seattle 2019: Features
** Live score composed and performed by Miles & Karina! **
Thanks to Seattle Area German American School and Goethe Pop-up Seattle for their support of this program!
(animation, silent, with English intertitles)
The oldest existing animated feature, The Adventures of Prince Achmed was made by 23-year-old teacher Lotte Reiniger using the stop-motion and silhouette animation techniques she perfected. Taken from The Arabian Nights, the film tells the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse and sends the rider off on a flight to his death. But the prince foils the magicians plan, and soars headlong into a series of wondrous other adventures.
Celebrate the 10th anniversary performance of the film score by Miles & Karina, with accordion, guitar, banjo, viola, glockenspiel and percussion, which premiered at Childrens Film Festival Seattle a decade ago and has now traveled the world!
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122