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THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED
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Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 6:00 PM
Hailed as the first feature-length animated film in the history of cinema, this captivating film by pioneering animator Lotte Reiniger tells the story of Prince Achmed's magical adventures.
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General Admission Adult Evening - $9.00
General Admission Seniors (60+) - $6.50
General Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $6.50
General Admission Children (12 and younger) - $6.50

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Presented as part of Women's March: Animation Pioneers - appropriate for all ages!

Presented with White Widow and Elizabeth Beecherl's short film Lotte That Silhouette Girl (2018).

When The Adventures of Prince Achmed premiered in Germany on September 23, 1926, it was hailed as the first full-length animated film. More than seventy-five years later, this enchanting film still stands as one of the great classics of animation - beautiful, mesmerizing and utterly seductive.

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 sense the rider off on a flight to his death. But the prince foils the magician's plan and soars into a series of wonderous adventures - joining forces with Aladdin and the Witch of the Fiery Mountains, doing battle with the sorcerer's army of monsters and emons, and falling in love with the beautiful Princess Peri Banu.

This cinematic treasure has been beautifully restored with its spectacular color tinting and with a new orchestral recording of the magnificent 1926 score by Wolfgang Zeller. Thrilling, sensuous and dazzling, Price Achmed will enthrall children and film enthusiasts of all ages.