Lotte That Silhouette Gir

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Roxie Theatre Sun, Feb 3 2:45 PM
A rare invitation into the world of a young artist dying of cystic fibrosis as he and his father navigate the ominous, sacred, and unmapped journey at the end of life. Equal parts comedy and darkness, the film explores the last year, last breath, and final creative act of Ethan Rice as he awaits the inevitable. -CM
Exit Music
Roxie Theatre Tue, Feb 5 7:00 PM
A rare invitation into the world of a young artist dying of cystic fibrosis as he and his father navigate the ominous, sacred, and unmapped journey at the end of life. Equal parts comedy and darkness, the film explores the last year, last breath, and final creative act of Ethan Rice as he awaits the inevitable. -CM
Film Info
Director:Carla Patullo
Elizabeth Beecherl
Running Time:10 min.
Country:USA

Description

And so with music, magic, and a stirring narration by Lotte herself, LOTTE THAT SILHOUETTE GIRL tells the largely unknown story of one of animations’ biggest influencers. Her unique style of storytelling and visual contrast inspired many, including modern day filmmakers Henry Selick, Anthony Lucas and many others. Lotte's 1926 film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed is the oldest surviving feature length animation, and she also invented the multi-plane camera, both of which changed the field of animation forever. And sadly, both feats are often mistakenly credited to Walt Disney. This stunning documentary uses Lotte’s unique silhouette style as it re-writes history from a new point of view to tell the magical and charming fairy tale that was Lotte Reiniger’s life. It is a visual symphony that will delight audiences with its smart, artful, and romantic animation accompanied by a truly imaginative and emotional musical score as well as the wonderful narration of Lotte’s gravely and thickly accented voice.