Silhouettes and Shadows

Silhouettes and Shadows: The Short Films of Lotte Reiniger
Thursday, June 16th / 7pm
Grail Moviehouse
45 S French Broad, Asheville

Did you see the Google doodle for Lotte Reiniger, the woman who made the first feature length animation?June 2nd would have been Lotte Reiniger’s 117th birthday, and June 19th is the 35th anniversary of her passing. In celebration of Lotte’s work, we are proud to present, on loan from the University of Iowa, SIX 16mm prints of Lotte’s short films! Her beautiful animations, rooted in the traditions of silhouette puppetry, transport us to magical worlds, and bring to life the pictures of our dreams. Intricate, delicate, and breathtaking. We are honored and excited to get to share these with you!