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Aug 19, 2015 7:00 PM

ALICE

Screening of Jan Švankmajer's ALICE as a part of the EIGHT-WEEK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATING THE CULTURAL DIVERSITY OF QUEENS.

 

“I cannot explain myself, I’m afraid, sir” said Alice, “because I’m not myself you see.” – Lewis Carroll. His Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. No one has done justice to the infinitely creepy quality of Carroll’s fantasy of childhood disorientation better than master Czech animator Jan Svankmajer. A live-action Alice encounters both animated animals (the White Rabbit looking like a taxidermist’s nightmare) and objects (have knee socks ever been so scary?) on her trip down the existential rabbit hole. (Note: This film is not recommended for young children.)

1988, 84 minutes. Directed by Jan Svankmajer.

 Programmed by Film Forum.

PRE-SCREENING PERFORMANCE:
Xeno and Oaklander
“Xeno and Oaklander are a minimal electronics girl/boy duo based in Brooklyn, NY. They began writing music and soundtracks in 2004.  Miss Liz Wendelbo is French / Norwegian and Sean McBride is from Maryland.  They record their songs live in their Brooklyn studio and play analogue synthesizers and instruments exclusively. They have toured Europe and the US numerous times, and they play extensively in New York in music venues, lofts and festivals.”

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Venue:

Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria

Date

Aug 19, 2015 7:00 PM

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